Sometimes it may seem like you are raking leaves on a windy day and you are unable to see any progress. Every time you get a little bit done, something happens and you are back at square one. Please do not let this discourage you. Instead, realize that when God breathes purpose and vision into you, a little hit cannot stop you. It is almost like when you have run a long distance and begin to lose your breath. Sometimes we become so frustrated and say, “I can’t breathe.” But, truthfully if you could not breathe you would not be alive, and thus unable to utter those the words. Instead, you have to use more strength to inhale and exhale, take a few moments to recuperate, and keep going.
It is the same concept when you encounter an issue and you say to yourself, “I can’t do it.” Actually, you can. Part of the solution is adopting the mindset of a SURVIVOR. So say this with me, “I am a survivor. I will not succumb to my circumstances! I will overcome this and I am determined to be stronger than ever in the end.”