We all struggle and strive to accomplish things we deem important. Sometimes we succeed, and sometimes we don’t. More often than not, we do a little of both. We meet with some success but not enough that we feel we’ve succeeded.
With some success, we’re often inspired to continue striving, to endure more struggling. When we definitively succeed, we’re spurred to broaden our goals and to strive and struggle to expand that success.
But for too many of us, when we get knocked down, we’re dispirited. Frustrated and defeated, we convince ourselves that all the sacrifices and effort just isn’t worth it. And so we quit. That’s when we lose and the potential for good in our goals is lost.
In the spiritual realm, we don’t have to be beaten to stop the good things in our aspirations from manifesting. We just have to lose hope. Getting knocked down can rob us of hope… if we let it.
The clear and obvious combatant is to reject that robbery. To pick ourselves up and press on, determined to fulfill our aspirations. But how do we avoid the loss of hope? How do we fight and win this battle? How do we react to being knocked down so all isn’t, in our eyes, lost?
We seek inspiration and find it in typical and in usual places. But it isn’t just finding inspiration that aids us. It’s embracing it.
I hope you’ll recognize and find inspiration in the following video.
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© 2016, Vicki Hinze. Vicki Hinze is the award-winning bestselling author of nearly thirty novels in a variety of genres including, suspense, mystery, thriller, and romantic or faith-affirming thrillers. Her latest releases are: The Marked Star and In Case of Emergency: What You Need to Know When I Can’t Tell You (nonfiction). She holds a MFA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Theocentric Business and Ethics. Hinze’s website: www.vickihinze.com. Facebook. Books. Twitter. Contact. KNOW IT FIRST! Subscribe to Vicki’s Monthly Newsletter!