Sometimes making life worthwhile means Letting Go. Well you’ve been there and I have too. You are not alone. We all experienced loses whether its’ been a loved one, your job, your marriage, or our battle against sin. There are millions of people just like you and me who have experienced the same things and this should give you an incredible amount of hope. Now I know you are probably saying, What hope is there in that? The answer is simple; common problems have common solutions. Your situation has details unique to you, but as its core it is just like many other people experience.
Scripture was written to people who were in many ways like us. They experienced pain and death; they had bad marriages and problems in church; they struggled with the same kind of sin we do. But there is one common denomination, the Word of God.
We must realize that God has provided us all in every situation a path for you to take. We always have a choice of roads to travel. We must choice to make life worthwhile and live in the gains and not loses. You can choose to make your obstacles, your opportunity.
Over the years as I've sought out ideas, principles and strategies to life's challenges, I've come across four simple words that can make living worthwhile.
First, life is worthwhile if you LEARN. What you don't know WILL hurt you. You have to have learning to exist, let alone succeed. Life is worthwhile if you learn from your own experiences—negative or positive. We learn to do it right by first sometimes doing it wrong. We call that a positive negative. We also learn from other people's experiences, both positive and negative.…Learning from other people's experiences and mistakes is valuable information because we can learn what not to do without the pain of having tried and failed ourselves.
We learn by what we see, so pay attention. We learn by what we hear, so be a good listener. Now I do suggest that you should be a selective listener, don't just let anybody dump into your mental factory. We learn from what we read so learn from every source; learn from lectures; learn from songs; learn from sermons; learn from conversations with people who care. Always keep learning.
Second, life is worthwhile if you TRY. You can't just learn; now you have to try something to see if you can do it. Try to make a difference, try to make some progress, try to learn a new skill, try to learn a new sport. It doesn't mean you can do everything, but there are a lot of things you can do, if you just try. Try your best. Give it every effort. Why not go all out?
Third, life is worthwhile if you STAY. You have to stay from spring until harvest. If you have signed up for the day or for the game or for the project—see it through. Sometimes calamity comes and then it is worth wrapping it up. And that's the end, but just don't end in the middle. Maybe on the next project you pass, but on this one, if you signed up, see it through.
And lastly, life is worthwhile if you LOVE. If you love at all you will get some results, if you love enough you can get incredible results. Love enough to make a difference. Love enough to turn somebody around. Love enough to start a new enterprise. Love enough to change it all. Love enough to be the highest producer. Love enough to set some records. Love enough to win.