When on our journey through life it is all too easy to look at the next person and say, “Why can’t I be where they are?” Instead of being happy and content with the progress we have made we are disappointed that we have not made it as far as someone else. What we don’t know, is how long that other person has already been on their journey. Many times we are only able to value ourselves by comparing what we have or where we are in life to someone else. We must learn to accept every little accomplishment as a step in the right direction. Move at your own pace, enjoy the journey you are taking and remember how far you have come. When we begin to appreciate ourselves and how hard we have worked then we are able to see another person’s accomplishments as motivation instead of disappointment.
Have you ever heard the saying, “God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers?” Or how about, “God will never give you more than you can handle.” After hearing this did you immediately think, God got me confused with someone else because this is just too much! When life is really beating us up it is so easy to lose focus, lose faith in ourselves and lose hope that we will ever make it out. But God makes no mistakes, his plan for you is set and even when you have lost all hope he continues to believe in you. Just remember you’re not doing this alone, he is always by your side. You ARE a soldier and you WILL prevail. Never give up and know that he is there to catch you when you fall.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10