First off, God Bless our Soldiers who fight for what they believe in, May God protect you from every enemy foreign and domestic.
This image always evokes the essence of how I feel. Ultimately dedicated to the cause for which I am committed. Full of zeal, desire, and a relentless drive to see through every great endeavor set before me. Even so, sometimes the load, fatigue, seemingly endless path that I must trudge often drive me to my knees. (Often the best place to be because I realize when there that my one hope is in prayer to an all powerful God not in anything about it within me)
It can be be discouraging, make you feel hopeless, and shake your personhood to its core. How do you keep going?
For me, I always believe that THE NEXT STEP MAY WIN THE BATTLE! Very often the victory or breakthrough we seek comes just after we reach beyond what we feel is our known breaking point. It what makes our greatest soldier go forward in the face of unbearable physical pain and seemingly unsurmountable odds. It works for those of us fighting the battles of life as well. Whether it be the adversarial nature of our society and the corporate struggle, the enduring work required to maintain a strong family, or the unnecessary hurt we encounter at the hands of others who misinterpret our intentions or trample over us in pursuit of their own intentions. Regardless of what your load consists of, pray and ask for the strength to TAKE THE NEXT STEP!!!
When it feels impossible to go on, you have been driven to your knees, it is a perfect time to check your conviction for the task. Ask yourself ” Why am I on this journey, what is at stake, is failure and option?” Then summon whatever is left and take the NEXT STEP! Your purpose is greater than your pain, your reward much brighter than the rigor of your trials. If you don’t believe me, see the picture below and see how His faith and determination to finish the task, changed the world eternally. REST, REFLECTION, REFOCUS AND TAKE THE NEXT STEP!