Usually when I talk to my friend and mentor, Gerald, I share certain things I’ve learned from him here. So, here we go!
“The word of the day is ‘Sacrifice,'” he said.
Why? Because all too often we expect a major change with little results. We expect things to happen for us and to change for us without putting forth the effort or making the challenges that are necessary.
I listened intently to the examples Gerald made about sacrificing. He touched on the importance of sacrifice in Old Testament scripture as well as the daily sacrifices we make.
Thing is, we have to choose to make those sacrifices.
We take on the second job so we can make ends meet or save up for the vacation or for the next big project we have up our sleeve.
We stay up that extra hour after our normal bedtime to write or blog or draw that comic strip.
Sacrifice is doing something different TODAY so you can have a different TOMORROW.
Otherwise, everything stays the same.
Now, supposing that you’re unbelievably frustrated and tired and simply bitter and the idea of sacrificing and…dare I say it…sacrificing more, is a bit overwhelming.
I get it.
The conversation between Gerald and I finished with the encouragement to continue sacrificing.
Because the truth is this…you can’t quit before it is time.