Inspiration For Those About to Give Up

June 18, 2014

It’s easy to get frustrated when we aren’t reaching our dreams, isn’t it? I’ve been there and I know how it feels. However, I’ve also learned that in many cases I was closer than I thought to reaching my goals.

I was reading a devotional from my church and found this inspirational poem. The author is unknown, but I still believe the poem is worth sharing to anyone who believes they are far from realizing their desires. Here it is:

When things go wrong, and they sometimes will, and the road you’re trudging seems all uphill

When funds are low and the debts are high and you want to smile but have to sigh

When things are pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don’t you quit!

Life is strange with its twists and turns, as everyone of us sometimes learns

And many failures turn about when he might have won if he stuck it out

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow; you might succeed with another blow

Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man. Often the struggler has given up when he might have captured the victor’s cup.

And he learned too late, when the night slipped down, how close he was to the victor’s crown

Success is failure turned inside out-the silver tint of the clouds of doubt

You never can tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems afar

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit-it’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit

Remember…success may be closer than you think. Keep fighting just a little longer and you very well may reach the success you crave. Enjoy the blessings 🙂