Inspirational: You are in the Game! Be encouraged, Be Hopeful!
The gentlemen looked at me with eyes wide opened and said, “Discouraged? Why should I be discouraged when the referee has not blown the final whistle? And yes, it is the final match for this season but this is just one season out of many yet to come.”
Then I quietly replied, “But we only have about 35 minutes left in the game.” He slowly turned to me and said, “Brother, even though time is generally infinite and stable, but a condition within that time can change at any given moment. I have confidence in my team and the mangers, we shall overcome.”
I was blown away by his attitude of smile, confidence, and hope even when things were not looking well in his favor.
Truly, the match finally ended 5-4 in favor of the gentleman’s team!
He slowly turned and waved at me gently, with a beautiful smile as he left. I was amazed, mouth wide open while nodding my head. Such confidence; such beautiful faith was rewarding, energizing, uplifting and transformative!
Since then, I constantly ask myself that same question, “Why should I be discouraged when the referee has not blown the final whistle?” Why should I quit when I already know what quitting feels like but I am yet to know what happens if I don’t quit? Why should I quit and be so discouraged with life when one season of my life doesn’t seem to be going well but yet other seasons are coming!
So, if you could take life as a game, why should you be discouraged when your Almighty Creator (God) is your Manager? Why discouraged, and thinking about giving up hope when there’s still life? Why should you be discouraged when your final whistle has not been blown?
Here is the truth: Many of us tend to blow the final whistle for ourselves.
Remember this: As long as there is life, nothing is impossible and it is never too late for you. Time is infinite, our conditions and circumstances within time can change at any given moment. No condition is ever permanent! One season of your life may be troubling but hold tight because comfort, joy, happiness, and breakthrough will come in the nest seasons.
Don’t be discouraged, keep the faith because your Creator’s calendar for your life is not just an ordinary man’s calendar. Half time in your life is not full time and don’t blow the whistle yourself. Be encouraged! Don’t give up!
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”- Deuteronomy 31:6
Be inspired, and unleash those wow moments in your beautiful life.