Last year I learned a new perspective on what it means to give up and I wanted to share with you today that perspective; I genuinely support that there IS a time to give up; within reason with consideration to the season. The optimist tells us to “Never Give Up”, but the bible states in Ecclesiastes 3:6: that “There is a time to search and a time to give up” so apparently there must be a reason for this verse. The world tells us to follow our dreams, which is nice, but sometimes our dreams just may not be what the Lord has for us. A lot of times we put our “dreams ( all about what WE want to do)” in front of the Lord and that is not how it is suppose to be. Therefore we have to seek what God has for us and be willing to give up “our dreams” for the dreams that he has for us. When I say give up our dreams, it’s not to be negative action, because if we give up our dreams ( surrender our dreams) in pursuit for what God has for us…who is in control of it all/who holds the key to everything…we are guaranteed something even better because he had it for us. This is not to say that God will not give us what we dreamed but the point is that we delighted ourselves in God first ( Psalms 37:4). For me, I have had dreams of singing but the fact is that God gives us all we need to do what he would have us to do and since I can not sing (good) at all…I know that it is a dream I need to give up because it’s obviously not what the Lord has for me. This all leads me to say, don’t ever give up on what GOD has for you! You can and will know what he wants for you because he will place it upon your heart and give you want you need to do so. If we put God first, our motives will be right, we will have what we need to do what he wants us to do, and no one will be able to take that away from us. Once God places something in our heart, we can not give up on ourselves because he wants to use us to change the world…and ultimately to serve him. Don’t let the world stop you from doing what you were meant to do all along. Every single one of us have a purpose, and that’s something God gives us. Don’t stop pursing where God wants you to go. There’s nothing wrong with having dreams but we have to distinguish if it’s a dream that God has for us…deep down we will know if he is first.
Know that you CAN do what he has for you to do 🙂 We can not do everything but we can do everything he has for us to do ♥