“Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:3
This is one of several scriptures that surround my work space to help keep my perspective where it needs to be. Truth be told, some days I need to consider this more than others. Today is one of those days. Have you ever found yourself to be in the situation where you have given your all, worked as hard has you could on a project and given nothing in return? You did it because you enjoyed the work and hoped that one day it would pay off?
Today is not that day for me. However, I am confident that “that” day is coming. Here is another scripture to tuck away,
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.” Jeremiah 17:7
In my mind it plays out in a picture; imagine you are in a glass box. Everyone can see what you are doing. They see your sweat, tears, determination, perseverance, your good as well as your bad but they keep you in the box so they can set limits on you. Keep you contained so to speak. You cannot escape yet you have so much more to learn, to give. Then one day you find that you had the necessary tool to break free from the box with you all along. It’s that determination and perseverance that gives you the strength to break the glass, spread your wings and soar like you know you can. I don’t want to be contained, I have too much that I need to do, so much left in me that needs to be shared with you and the rest of the world. That’s the great thing about perspective. We can’t see all the great options we have when we are focusing on our circumstances. It is only when we take the time to move our circumstance out of the way; that we gain the right perspective to redirect our steps and reach our goals.
Generally speaking, other people don’t want to see you succeed because they are afraid of what that means for them. We live in a self serve world. But take it from me, YOU do YOU best. Allowing someone other than you to put limits on your potential, your dreams, keeps you from fulfilling what God has created in you. So break free, dare to dream; have the courage it takes to step out in faith and follow your heart.