This past month, my faith has been tested to the extreme. I’m finally realizing the amazing power of God in my life and it’s a comforting feeling to know that I am not alone. Long story short: prayer works.
As I was walking home this afternoon, this Paramore song, “Looking Up,” from their third album, Brand New Eyes, popped into my head. The first line, “things are looking up, oh finally” made me realize just how long I’ve been in the dumps. It’s great when you can walk out of a tough situation with a whole new perspective, or ‘brand new eyes.’ 😉
I think LIGHTS sums it up perfectly in this tweet:
“Could’ve given up so easily. I was a few cheap shots away from the end of me.”
When faced with tough situations, sometimes that little voice inside our head tells us to give up while your gut is telling you “don’t you even dare! You’ll regret it.” Why give up on something you’ve been working so hard for? Look at what you have been given, how far you’ve come and what you think you’ll be faced with in the future. If you’ve come this far, why stop? You’ve passed every test. You can handle what’s coming. Keep going. “I’d never trade it in ‘cuz I’ve always wanted this.”I can’t believe I almost hung it up. I’m just getting started.
“It’s not a dream anymore. It’s worth fighting for.”