Sometimes we have to walk away and forfeit; a way of life, a home we love, being close to family and friends, a certain job, comfort of “the way we have always done it,” etc. For a call that we know is bigger than what we see. Then while working on this call we get tired and discouraged, think about what we sacrificed. Well, if we give up on that goal (call) it makes the sacrifice seem empty. “Wait, I gave all this up. For what!”
In the end the only way the sacrifice makes sense is to reach the goal. How beautiful to have completed something you have always dreamed about. How terrific to complete something you thought was too big for you. How wonderful to have the people you love and influence watch you cross the finish line!
Whatever you are working on, stick with it. Press through!
Philippians 3:12 MSG I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.