I want to remind every single person reading this to never surrender in your life. I do not know what season you are in your life. I do not know what you are going through right now. I do not know what specific set of struggles you are battling right now on a daily basis, but I do know this: as long as you never surrender to that pain, never surrender to that struggle, never surrender to that hate, never surrender to that judgement, never surrender to that doubt - as long as you never surrender, man, you will find a way through. As I always tell you guys, man there is no strength without struggle. I know a lot of you guys reading this may have gotten some very bad news recently, but I promise you that there is nothing out there that you cannot overcome.
Overcoming the tragedy in your life is all about what mindset you bring to the table when that tragedy strikes. If you see yourself as the victim of circumstance then you will be the victim of circumstance. If you tell yourself that you just simply do not have it in you to take on the challenge that has fallen in front of you then you will not be able to take it on and you will give up. However, if you tell yourself that no matter what the problem is, no matter how bad things are going in your life, you are going to face the problem head on and never surrender, then you will make it to the other side. You just have to be willing to endure whatever is coming at you. Now do not get me wrong on this. I am not saying that it will not be hard because it will. I am not saying that just because you make the decision to never surrender that there won’t still be times that you want to give up because you will. I am not saying that everything will just become easier because of your decision. I am just saying that you will make it through.
Now it all comes down to the choice. Do you actually want to make it through? Because maybe you don’t. Sometimes being the victim can be really attractive to us. Sometimes it seems really easy to be the sad guy who is hurting because life dealt him a bad hand and people can take pity on you. Now if that is what you want to do then do it, but I can promise you that it isn’t as nice as it sounds. Even though making it to the other side and never surrendering means enduring some pain and some serious struggle, I can promise you that the other side will always be worth it. Do you want to be the person who let the bad things in life have victory over them? Or do you want to be the person who beat the odds, and never surrendered no matter how hard things got for you?
It all starts with you.