When you are tempted to give up
I was at church last Sunday and our vicar put up a slide which had the following quotation on it from Joyce Meyer:

“When you are tempted to give up, your breakthrough is probably just around the corner.”

This really caught my attention because I am in the middle of learning a new software programme and it’s really really hard. In fact it’s driven me to sleepless nights and exasperation and I’ve been wondering whether all my effort is worth it. I have come so close to throwing in the towel and letting it all go. But then on seeing this (and taking heart from it and applying it to my own situation) I have persevered and although I’m a long way from my breakthrough I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I am confident that I’m not far away and that the results are going to be amazing.

Now I know many people who join friendsfirst find that their expectations haven’t been met in the first flush of membership. Or they think they’ve put some effort into contacting others and yet have not had the results they were looking for. It’s not uncommon for them at this point to throw the towel in and think perhaps they’ve made a big mistake in joining.

Now, if you are feeling at all that way, then re-read Joyce’s quotation and take it to heart. It’s a real truism for life. Just at the point you think of giving up, is exactly the point at which you are probably going to make a breakthrough. And this breakthrough could have a lifechanging impact – especially if it means new friends coming into your life, new contacts made or something you learn that you implement which makes a difference. We have so many members who testify to this truth – they were about to give up but decided to persevere and that’s when they met Mr or Mrs Right.

The older I get the more I realise that most things in life don’t come easily – but those that are hard won are often the sweetest and most long lasting. Relationships are just like this too but they are certainly worth hanging in there for.

With best wishes as you wait for your breakthrough