It’s Not Over Yet

by Frank

Lights breaking through clouds after a storm

Through a storm a ray of light can bring you strength.

I promise you, it is not over yet.

I don’t know about you but there have been times in my life where I just wanted to throw in the towel. I am sure we have all been down on our luck at some point. Personally, I have had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I have been depressed, discouraged, hurt, and even terrified. I have even done some things I am sure no one could be proud of.

I was living in my hometown of Detroit, MI and my son was just born. Now many people do not know this but at the same time that my son, Ian, was born I was fired from my job at Target. My wife had just given birth so you can guess at this moment in time she was unemployed as well. We had a brand new baby boy with a few dollars saved but no jobs.

I don’t think I slept for a month. I couldn’t figure out what to do next and all I wanted to do was what I was good at, quit. No, not on my family but on the long term goals I had for myself.┬áHonestly, I really just wanted to eat. God blessed, another opportunity arrived, and I got a job working at the airport. The bills, though, had piled up from the months I was unemployed and the job I was currently working paid me just enough to survive. That meant I could pay my rent and buy groceries.

Just the other day I was speaking with a gentleman from my church that is in a recovery period of his life. During our conversation he kept telling me that saving money, planning, and goals were a waste of time. He kept telling me it was too late for him. “I am (age) years old. What for?” “It is over for me, I only have a few years left.”

What I want to share with you guys today is deeper than I think I have the energy to type.

Until you are dead…
Buried six feet in the ground…
Until your body is lifeless, useless and used up, you still have a chance.

Things can get horrible. The world around you could seem like it is falling apart, but as long as you are alive, IT IS NOT OVER YET.

Why do we feel like a dramatic situation is the end of our story? Usually it is the best part, the beginning. Keep Reading.

It is not OVER yet.