Ever have one of those days where you want to throw your hands up in the air and walk away? You ask yourself why you even bother, since it obviously isn’t going to happen. Your pity party has escalated. You have, for lack of better words, a grown up hissy fit. Don’t worry, I’ve been there, done that; I have the film reel in my memory to prove it!
When we have a dream, we often meditate on it so often that it is almost as if we don’t realize that we aren’t there yet. And when things in our lives don’t seem to be lining up with that dream, our natural reaction many times is to get frustrated and want to give up. But if you give up, how will it ever happen?
The reality of life is that very few things just fall out of the sky into our lap. Dreams take work! And not just one day or one week or even one month of work, but months and years of work. And then when we get there, we just keep working some more! That’s right, life=work.
Then, instead of being lazy, you will imitate those who are inheriting the promises through faith and patience. (Heb 6:12)
Faith is just simply what we believe. You need to believe that you can accomplish your get to your dream, otherwise you will lose your motivation and quit- if you ever even get started! So keep on believing that you what you dream will come to pass. And have the patience to keep working towards that goal. Faith gets you going, but patience keeps you in the game when the going gets tough. Another word for patience is endurance. There are going to be days when you will need to endure through the frustration if you are going to succeed. But keep believing in your dream and have the patience to see it come to pass, and you will get there! No hissy fit even needed.