Nothing worth having comes easy. If it’s worth it you will need to invest every drop of energy to make it happen. If it’s really important to you you’ll need to fight through battles to get there. You’ll need to climb mountains and treacherous terrain. You’ll need to stretch beyond the limits of your body and mind and traverse the trail with rocks strewn about.
Nothing worth it just shows up at your door. You need to fight for it, passionately. As if your life depends on it. As if you hadn’t another choice but to cling to faith and struggle through the darkness.
Haven’t you thought why it can’t be different, why everything just needs to be difficult all the time? Why God couldn’t have found another way to grant us our wishes, dreams, and aspirations? Haven’t you ever fantasized about all your heart’s desires showing up the easy way?
The truth is that God has created this phenomenon in his great wisdom. For if you hadn’t sweated through it, If you hadn’t fought for that which you longed for, would you have the same level of satisfaction as you do now? Would you feel that adrenaline rush of accomplishment, that thrill of scaling the roughest mountain, of battling the storm and attaining what you’ve dreamed of?
God is goodness. He wants to give us everything that makes us happy. He wants us to feel accomplished, successful and satisfied. He wants to give it all. We just need to stretch our limits, go beyond our comfort zones, leave our confines and embrace the challenge. For after every bloody battle there’s the prize; after every downfall and disappointment there’s a delight; after every exile and loneliness, there’s redemption.
It won’t be easy at first. There will be many tears, many crushing emotions, and much brokenness. You’ll feel like you can’t take the pressure, as you’d rather succumb and give up. Surrender to the weakness buckling your legs, forcing your hands to let go and plunge into the depths as you free fall. It may be tempting to succumb to self-pity and desperation when you feel like you just can’t take another breath. When you can’t fight through another lonely, night with nary stars in sight. With no light to keep your spark alive.
So if you ever wonder why it’s so mighty hard to get that one thing that means so much to you, just remember that nothing worth having comes easy. You’ll need to persevere, you’ll need to fight tooth and nail, and you will need to be stronger than you ever thought you can be.
Be grateful. Be curious. Be bold.
It’s a hard battle but It’s worth it. Because nothing worth having comes easy.