One statement I’ve made in the past was that adulthood is a scam. Sometimes I feel I grew up too fast. If I knew things would be this way I’d probably have lived my teenage years twice for each year. So I’d be 13 for 2 years, no rush, living my life one day at a time. Maybe I wouldn’t have been overwhelmed by adulthood but we all know that’s really impossible. And if wishes were horses right?
Sometimes, that is my thought pattern and yours might be something completely different. There are days when the depression we face is just how things aren’t working out the way we want. Every decision we make seems to bring us back to point zero, no progress, no results, no progress, and more troubles without solutions.
It’s like we’re revolving in a circle. How frustrating that can be. To top it all it seems no one can possibly understand those feelings and thought patterns we experience. When does someone ask what’s wrong buddy? We sigh and say you can’t understand what I’m going through.
Then the thoughts of giving up comes, giving up in terms of not seeing any need in trying hard to achieve success or giving up by ending your life because there’s just no need to keep trying as life seems to be against us.
In the first paragraph, I really emphasized the fact that adulthood is overwhelmingly stressful, and frankly speaking, that’s life. The fact is that life is hard, no one can argue that fact. However, it doesn’t have to be the truth in your own case. Everyone has and would have their own share of constant difficulties. Don’t go thinking everything that’s happening to you happens to only you.
Sometimes ago I was really down and wondered why everything in my life wasn’t working, the harder I tried the farther I went from achieving my goals. It sucked so bad and I basically thought of just living life as the days came by, without purpose.
But, I also thought to myself if I gave up now what would happen to all those times of trying? That changed my perspective ever since that no matter how hard things become or how tired I get there is no giving up for me. I’m in the process of becoming. Unlike before, I am making progress.
The Holy Scriptures says “You shall reap if you faint not.” Faint meaning gives up and not willing to keep trying anymore. Alternatively, if you faint, you wouldn’t reap all the efforts you’ve invested.
Listen, all your efforts might not seem like they’re productive right now but I tell you they are. Someone said, “You don’t plant maize seeds and dig them back up to check if they’re growing. You trust the growing process that with time it would become a maize plant.”
Giving up is not an option for you my friend. You can get tired and rest but don’t throw in the towel. Keep trying and with time, things would fall in place. Your struggles are becoming a story you’d tell.