Always remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel. That should keep you going. Always remember that, just before the breakthrough, the battle will be intense.
Many are the tribulations you will face in life, but if you do not give up, the end of the tribulations are always very sweet. Learn to be prayerful, patient and go through life with a mindset for winning. No matter the intense of the affliction, you must remain focus. Never allow distraction, confusion, weariness to set in. Never allow depression, discouragement, and distress to ruin you.
Life itself is a battle. The battle to breathe the breath of life; the battle of survival; the battle to identify your calling; the battle to pursue your calling; the battle to get the skills required for your calling; the battle to develop the capacity to bring your dream to reality; the battle to have the required supports for your dreams; the battle to connect with the helpers of your calling; the battle of recognition; the battle against dream’s killers; the battle for relevance; the battle for sustenance; the battle to keep the dream alive after your departure.
Only those who can stand firm against all the ordeals of life offers will be celebrated at the end. That is why you must not give up, you must not relent your efforts in pursuing your dream. Never get tired, do not be weak, do not be frustrated, do not lose focus. Always remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel. That should keep you going. Always remember that, just before the breakthrough, the battle will be intense.
Share with you was the letter written by President Abraham Lincoln of America to his son’s teacher on his first day at school, instructing the teacher to teaching his boy about life and the lesson of “NEVER GIVING UP”
“My son starts school today. It is all going to be strange and new to him for a while and I wish you would treat him gently. It is an adventure that might take him across continents. All adventures that probably include wars, tragedy and sorrow. To live this life will require faith, love and courage.
So dear Teacher, will you please take him by his hand and teach him things he will have to know, teaching him – but gently, if you can. Teach him that for every enemy, there is a friend. He will have to know that all men are not just, that all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero, that for every crooked politician, there is a dedicated leader.
Teach him if you can that 10 cents earned is of far more value than a dollar found. In school, teacher, it is far more honorable to fail than to cheat. Teach him to learn how to gracefully lose, and enjoy winning when he does win.
Teach him to be gentle with people, tough with tough people. Steer him away from envy if you can and teach him the secret of quiet laughter. Teach him if you can – how to laugh when he is sad, teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him there can be glory in failure and despair in success. Teach him to scoff at cynics.
Teach him if you can the wonders of books, but also give time to ponder the extreme mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun and flowers on a green hill. Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tell him they are wrong.
Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone else is doing it. Teach him to listen to everyone, but teach him also to filters all that he hears on a screen of truth and take only the good that comes through.
Teach him to sell his talents and brains to the highest bidder but never to put a price tag on his heart and soul. Let him have the courage to be impatient, let him have the patient to be brave. Teach him to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind, in God.
This is the order, teacher but see what best you can do. He is such a nice little boy and he is my son”.
As we pursue our dreams in life, never give up and keep trusting in the Lord, no matter the afflictions or betrayals. When you are facing with the battles in quick successions, always remember this poetic write-up
Life is a challenge, meet it
Life is a gift, accept it
Life is an opportunity, grab it
Life is a journey, complete it
Life is real, face it.