Have you ever felt like giving up? On people, personal projects, places, or life itself?

Have you ever been hard pressed that you thought of throwing in the towel?

Then welcome to the real world!

One of the major elements of the world that we live in is the fact that there will ALWAYS be so MANY opportunities to give up on something or someone. Life does not play fair and the devil is so mean:; he too does not fight fair

In fact situations and circumstances are tailored in such a way that they militate against your progress.

Sometimes friends and loved ones may abandon you, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are bad people, they also may be going through some tough times in their own lives. At other times, it could be that they consciously or unconsciously yielded to the devil to be used to discourage you from moving forward.

The path that leads to greatness is often marked by loneliness and loads of disappointments.

How you respond to adversities says a lot about who you are. “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small” (Prov 24:10 NKJV)

Adversity and not its absence is the true test of strength because hardship reveals the content of your character.

A clearer translation of this verse says “If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place” (The Message)

Many can boast about how strong they are until they find themselves in some unpalatable situations maybe at work or in some relationships, then you see an emergence of their true self.

Offence will come to test your love walk

Lack will come to check whether you are attached to material things or you are detached from them

Delay will peep to see if you are patient

Persecutions will visit to know if you are truly at home with your conviction
The road we walk is laden with tests and trials, tears and wears, punctures and patches. You have to be tough when the times are rough, you have to be sound and stable when the days are evil.

People will always be people, you can’t afford to give up on them. This particularly is an advice to those who are married and of course it cuts across other relationships.

Divorce or separation should never be an option in difficult times, because people do change when our view of them changes. In actual sense, when we are hoping for others to change, we truly are the ones who should change. You don’t have to pack your bags out of that relationship.

Your personal projects will work if you stay with them long enough.

Excellence is a discovery of better ways of executing ideas or projects that failed. Those who have succeeded at anything are those who learnt from their mistakes and got better along the line.

Don’t give up on yourself. Don’t give up on relationships either. Stay dogged, keep your eyes on the goal. If you have packed those bags, it’s time to unpack them. There is hope in the horizon if only you will give that relationship, that project, that idea another chance.

Don’t be too hard on yourself too 😊. Cut yourself some slack

Enjoy every moment, you are not certainly where you want to be but you are definitely not where you used to be!

Relax…okay…take it easy…and I mean it…!

With God on your side, you win!