Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
It’s Thursday! We are one step closer to the weekend and I could not be more excited. I was talking to a friend of mine about my feelings concerning law school, and I explained to him that I truly desire to be a lawyer- it’s just that the process of becoming one is taking a toll on me.
So… I was thinking, how many of us give up on our dreams because of the process it takes to gain them?
Whoa… that was a profound question, right? I know. This was the question that came to me when I contemplated quitting law school, as I contemplated forfeiting my dream. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes we need to let things go: we need to walk away to grow as individuals. However, what about the times we walk away from things because of the process? Sometimes life becomes tougher than we imagined so we forfeit, we surrender in the middle of the game. If I am honest with myself, I think of how much it took to get into school. I remember a period of time when not one law school wanted me. I remember the rejection letters coming into my mailbox and I remember feeling like law school was never going to happen. I remember those days…. So why would I give this dream, that I worked hard for – that I sacrificed in blood, sweat and tears for – up? Why would I forfeit what God has placed into my hands?
You know… we as a society do not like pain. At the mention of pain or suffering, we become uncomfortable. Pain is bad, comfort is good! However, what if I told you that being comfortable does not equate growth. What if I told you that in actuality, comfortability can be one of the worse things for growing strong? Hmm… how so? Well, think about it! If I fell and broke my ankle but did not feel the pain, how would I know that I needed my ankle to heal? Or if I wore clothes that were too small for me but never felt the discomfort of this clothing, how would I know that I needed new clothes. It’s okay to feel pain, it’s okay to feel discomfort- to be faced with adversity because at the end of the day, adversity reveals how strong we truly are. Adversity shapes our growth and all of these life lessons are learned during that process.
Ladies and gents…
Let us not become bogged down in the process of becoming who God has created us to be.
Let us not allow the hard times to propel us to give up what God has placed into our hands- let us continue to move forward!
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
One day, we are going to get what God has promised us. One day, we are going to find ourselves operating in our dreams, walking in manifestation of our ideas, listening to our music, reading our books and we are going to find ourselves witnessing the faithfulness of God. Who knows, that one day could be tomorrow if we do not give up! I just want to encourage you all to stay at the grind, keep working toward God has placed within your heart. You can do this!!! If you were unable to fulfill your dream, God would have never given it to you. He believes in you, so believe in yourself and survive the process!
Until next time,