Hold nothing back! This phrase implies an act of surrender, "no pretense"... giving your all. Many situations in life calls for us to surrender our will, wants or desires and at times even our needs. It is never our genuine interest to sacrifice what we want, to give up our will or desire. An action of this nature is very humbling. It makes one neglect their true interest in realization of (or to meet) someone else's need or want. We can look at "giving your all" in terms of doing your best (for you), or giving of your self to others. When I say "giving of yourself", I mean serving others (whole-heatedly) in meaningful ways.
Expect to have your hope to be rekindled, your prayers answered. Have faith that God will deliver you. Believe that the rain will fall again. because dry seasons in life do not last.
"I will open up rivers for them on the high plateaus. I will give them fountains of water in the valleys. I will fill the desert with pools of water. Rivers fed by springs will flow across the parched ground."- Isaiah 41:18 (NLT)
Have you ever been through a dry spell (in your life)? Well, I have. There are periods in life when you feel so drained....you feel like you've given all you got and there's nothing more that you can give...nothing more to do. Sometimes you may feel wasted...you're giving your best yet nothing adds up/ It seems like your best isn't good enough.. It is probably this time in your life when you feel lost, forsaken or alone. You are desperately seeking a refreshing...a new beginning. Waiting for a miracle or you may have lost all hope.
Ephesians 3:20 denotes that God can do anything beyond our imagination. He is the God who possibilities (Luke 1:37). This is undeniably true but as human beings we find it hard to believe the things we cannot see. We therefore struggle to think beyond what we see. Christians too tend to believe the lie that what God does for someone else, He won't do for you. Or. what He gives to others, He won't give to us. So, we tend to think too shallow, pray too small, believe 'less', and we live too small. When we think so narrowly, we limit our full potential in life.
It isn't always about who could fly the highest or have the best of everything. Aim high but be wise about it because after all what really matters is not who can climb the highest but it is about who can survive the worst. But more importantly your 'attitude'. You see, the truth is you can climb so high and still fall even lower than you've been before. So, eventually the first might be last and the last first as the Word of God tells us in Matthew 19:30 and Luke 13:30.
Often times I am baffled by the down fall of many, including Christians, and am sure like me, many of you may often ask," How in the world did they come from being Queens and Kings to such state of poverty. How did he come from being President to a mere member or no member at all? How come she moved from being the well loved,well-supported songster to just an ordinary singer. He was a great business manager, now how come he seems to be so unsuccessful? Such occurrences often leaves us speechless and confused. Reaching so far or having achieved so much and yet fall way back down the ladder is 'a stab in the chest'. How horrible and uncertain the feeling may be for the individual going through such down fall. Should a king loose his throne, or should a queen loose her crown it would be very a devastating. When people who are successful and prosperous suddenly becomes merely a bunch of egg shells, they feel that their lives are meaningless and useless. They feel like a curse of death has come over them. But they don't understand it themselves. Many victims would often wonder, "How did this happen?" They are as dumbstruck as we are. Still they have no clue.
Be encouraged! It's a new day filled with new blessings. Yesterday's gone, tomorrow is yet to come, today is all we have. Pep-up your morning.
Have an inspiring day!