It's amazing how much you can learn from little kids.
I was watching my son play with his lego, making a huge tower, piece by piece. It kept on tumbling down. He's too young to make a tower that will stand for more than a few seconds. So every time it falls, he looks at me, we both say "oiy!" and he goes back to building it all over again.
And then it topples.
And he goes back to building his tall tower.
I was thinking about this while he was busy trying all over again.
How much does it take for us to give up?
How easy is it for us to stop trying?
If only we can learn from this.
Don't give up.
There is something very rewarding waiting for those who keep on trying.
It's hard to keep falling. It's hard to keep failing. It's hard to keep on going.
But if you give up...what are you left with?
Times may be hard but if you keep trying and keep building, even if that tower does tumble and doesn't last, you'll have become stronger, you'll have learned what it means to try again.
Certain things are not in our control. We would like them to be. We would like to be able to say that by such and such time this specific thing I wanted in my life will have changed. But it's not the case. There is Someone who runs the world. He knows what He's doing. He gives us hardships for a reason, even if we don't know what that reason is.
We build towers...towers of dreams...ideas...hopes...plans...
And then sometimes they crumble...
We crumble. But we can't let ourselves fall apart. We need to hold on strong to the fact that there is Someone who loves us and knows what's best for us...even when it's hard.
May you be able to hold on strong to Him, talk to Him and trust in Him, no matter what is going on in your life. Know that there is no one in the world more precious to Him than you. He loves you like an only child. There are some things you may not understand but what you must know is that He loves you and will never stop loving you.
Even when it's hard and you feel like you want to give up...