We’ve all heard that life’s a journey, not a destination, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy one. Sometimes it’s difficult, other times it’s hard. It can even feel overwhelming or downright impossible.
Is there a secret to winning life?
I often find myself wondering if hard work really pays off. The thing is, though, that it might not seem like it in the moment, but hard work is the only work we have to truly offer. Anyone can be lazy or turn in low quality work. But are you going to take the time to really do something that needs to be doing instead of putting it off because you hate doing it or just don’t want to?
It’s like when you’re writing a book. So many people feel like once they’ve reached “The End”, they’re finished. It’s ready for publication. But that’s not true. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an impressive accomplishment to sit and write however many thousands of words to get from “Once upon a time…” to “…and they live happily ever after”, but it’s only once you reach “The End” that the real work begins. The gut-wrenching, soul-crushing time that is editing.
No one wants to read (much less buy) a book that has spelling errors, missing words, poorly written sentences, grammar error, etc.
Your life isn’t over simply because you’ve reached a goal or missed an achievement. You can’t compare yourself to others. You just need to keep moving forward, keep pressing toward that goal (Philippians 3:13-15).
The prize at the end is eternal life. The measure of your life is how many people you bring with you. As Father John says, “Bring an army.”
A warrior isn’t someone without fear. It’s a person who has been told their limits and pushes past them, someone who doesn’t leave anyone behind.