Welcome again to this week's word for the week. Let's get straight to the point this week. One of the easiest things you can do is quit. It takes no effort to simply give up. Giving up is not the problem though. The real problem is what you are stuck with afterwards. You see while quitting seems easy at the moment it also causes you mental anguish for a long time afterwards. The reason is because you are stuck wondering what if or what could have been. You are stuck wondering what would the outcome be if you did not give up.
That is an important thing for you to remember in life when things are not going as expected. There will be bumps in the road on your journey. You will question why more times than you will be able to keep up with. However, you have to examine your past lessons in order to fully understand what I am saying this week. How many things have you looked back on after you gave up only to realize you really could have succeeded if you just would have been patient? You see the real problem with giving up often comes down to you losing patience which is simply your ability to wait.
Let's be honest with something we have heard all of our lives. Good things come to those who wait. When we lose patience it is because we have also lost sight of the prize. So this week I would like to challenge you to see something more clear in your life. What good thing were you once passionate about that you no longer are? Now ask yourself what happened to cause you to lose that passion. How did your desire for something good diminish so much until you no longer have the drive to do it?
When you can examine the obstacles in your life it is also the moment of picking up the pieces in order to continue. Sometimes we simply need to see where we lost things in order to regain them and move forward. It is one thing for something to only be for a season in your life. It is another thing when it is something that you once enjoyed and now you no longer care for. Sometimes that is a trick of the enemy to pull us from the very things God has in store for us. Sometimes when you lose your focus in one area it is a sign of something else going on in another area of your life. When you can examine the other problems and deal with them properly then you can also move again in the things that once brought you great joy. As they say, what are you waiting for?
May the Lord continue to bless and keep you in His grace,
Bishop Carlos J. Lennon