Don’t Give Up

Did you ever think about those words? Like truly think of them? Outside yourself – outside of your current situation.

I was listening to Andy Grammar today. The song, I’ve heard it a million times it seems like. Today, I heard it in the distance – for the first time. Like truly heard it.

‘Cause I’m not givin’ up
I’m not givin’ up, givin’ up
No not yet
Even when I’m down to my last breath
Even when they say there’s nothin’ left
So don’t give up on…

“Don’t Give Up On Me” by Andy Grammar

We often hear those words that we can’t give up on people and yet so often we do. Maybe not in how we turn away from them, but how we turn away from ourselves.

Maybe we don’t realize it.

And maybe some do, but ignore it.

I guess what came to me today was…

Maybe we have to step away, it looks like we’ve given up on people when in fact we’re taking care of ourselves.

I’ve wondered if the space I created was wrong. I’m sure many of us think space can do more harm than good. That if we let people go, they won’t come back.

Maybe we’re just not giving up on ourselves.

And by not giving up on ourselves, we aren’t giving up on others. Working on ourselves in the healthiest and best ways brings out the care and strength we have for others.

It might not be about sticking around and letting people harm your spirit. It might look like you’ve walked away when, in actuality, you’ve just stepped away.

This is where faith has to come in.

Have the faith to work on yourself while all situations and circumstances surround you, that have worn you out, are being battled for you.

Have the faith that the work you’re putting into yourself is opening those doors, creating those new opportunities, healing you, strengthening you, lighting the fire within you.

Have the faith that you’re being guided through the hard decisions, the painful past, the brokenness.

Have the faith that healing is here when you choose not to give up on yourself when it looks like so many have.

Faith isn’t about what you see.

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