What do you do when you don’t know what to? The place where people give up is what I can the pit. When you’re in the pit, you see where you want to be, but no matter how hard you try, it seems you can’t get your footing . You begin to lose hope and doubt you’ll ever get out.
Your dreams are out of reach, and you feel like you’re in quick sand, seeking deeper with no way out. Our soul is full of trouble, we feel as though there is no hope.
In Psalm 88 David is saying, “I am counted among those who go down into the pit, I am like a man (woman) who has no help, set apart among the dead, whom you remember no more. You have aid me in the lowest pit in the darkest depths.
You have taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined and I can’t escapePsalm 88:8
Sadly, most people give up in the pit. But if we don’t, we are the ones who see our dreams fulfilled.
None of have the perfect filtered life, like many portray on social media. Every person, even the ones who seem to have everything together, has at least one area in life that isn’t what they want it to be. It’s frustration. It’s hopeless. It’s where anxiety and fear have crept in. It’s where giving up not only seems reasonable, sometimes it feels like our only option.
The pit can be your health, your marriage, your children, your job. You know there’s more in you to express, but it seems some invisible ceiling is keeping you from reaching your potential or landing somewhere you want to be.
The pit is where your standing, and wondering if God really does have a plan and if so, why is He taking so long? Does He even see me where I’m at? It feels like you are one piece of of a 10- thousand piece puzzle and you don’t know where to begin.
But let me encourage you. When we are ready to give up in the pit, we have a God who is just getting started.
God doesn’t see as we see!
We see impossible, but He sees possibility. We see financial ruin, but He sees a path to blessing. We see the diagnosis, but He sees the way to healing. God sees the end from the beginning, when all we see is our past and our present. We see the pit, but God sees a way out, He sees an opportunity to show up and work through us and show us just how amazing He really is.
We need to see it through God’s perspective and use God’s strength to climb out of the pit, and reawaken our motivation when we’re temped to throw in the towel.
Where have you given up? Where are you considering giving up?
You are important, Please Don’t give up.