When there is something you really want, fight for it.
While some people know how to press on and get what they want out of life, many people don't try hard enough for anything. If it takes much effort they simply give up or they discount any warrior skills they could possibly develop. They don't know what it is like to go to war for anything. It often times takes blood, sweat and tears. If you really want something you have to work at it and for it. That is how I was taught. You have heard the saying "Anything worth having is worth working for." "Nothing comes easy." But truly if the "going gets tough, people these days seem to give up." Here are a few of my biggest examples in my life.
My husband and I were married when we were 16 and 22. We were separated twice in our first 7 years of marriage. When I fell to my knees and gave all I had to Jesus Christ at 23 years old our lives changed forever. I stood in faith and I was not willing to give my children's lives up to another statistic of divorce. I kept believing when all things looked bleak and even when I didn't feel like it. Even when all people even those who loved me didn't see any hope, this little girl got brave, braver than I knew I had in me. We along with the great help of Jesus made it.A few years later my husband and I moved our family to Lubbock Texas Dec. 1, 1988 where we knew absolutely no one. I said I would give it a year and if it didn't feel right we would move back home. A year came and I had this feeling that if I gave in that I would one day regret not hanging in there longer to see if we could have made a life in Texas and that possible regret really scared me. So I gave it another and then another and its been over 32 years and not one year of it do I regret. In all of it, the marriage and the life God gave me so much more than I begged, screamed and cried for in my prayers. God honors our faithfulness and our commitment. Even though marriage is often times hard I wanted a successful, loving one and I wanted a life we both created . Going into all that we did we knew this life would not be easy. We made love a priority. I might do things a little differently but I would not regret my choices of my partner, our marriage, our family and our life in Texas. I am thankful, happy and stronger. I am head over heels in love even more than the day I said I do.