Too often, we lie down in the muck and more of what life has given us, and we choose to wallow in it.
If you are going to be more than what is behind you and beyond what is around you, you must step up, step out, and make a new path for yourself.
No one said it was going to be easy.
In fact, there will be moments when you have to fight, and kick, and claw your way out of the mud and quicksand that threatens to overtake you.
But I promise you.
If you will struggle, you will advance.
If you will resist, you will move forward.
If you will fight, you will become.
As I heard a wise man say once, “If you won’t fight for it, you don’t deserve it.”
Brawl, grapple, wrestle, clash and attack.
Survive and then thrive.
It will be well worth it.
And your children and those who love you will thank you.
But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain ChristPhilippians 3:7-8
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do,forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.Philippians 3:12-14