Nothing Worth Having

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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.

Published by Simone E

Passion for words, people and life. I aspire to find meaning, inspiration, and God in everything that happens.

40 thoughts on “Nothing Worth Having

  1. You write beautifully, Simone. I struggle with this message. Things have always come easily to me and I struggle with the thought that those things are not worth having. It may be that they are not worthwhile though. It’s just that I never saw them that way. Maybe this philosophy is appropriate for those who struggle? Not sure. Give me time; maybe I’ll grow into it.

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    1. Thank you, Robert!
      Hardships aren’t always a given in life. Sometimes people are given “the easy way.” That doesn’t mean that they’re not worth having or insignificant. On the contrary, consider yourself lucky that you were able to attain with ease that which people struggle to get.
      For me I can say that it has been relatively “easy” to finding my husband. We met and I instantly knew that “he’s the one.” Just because it was easy it doesn’t mean he’s not worth it 😉
      The way life works most of the time is that we need to struggle through the things that matter most of us. But sometimes we’re lucky enough, we’re fortunate enough to get those things in an easier way.
      The main thing is to appreciate the good we have and be grateful.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this thought-provoking post, Simone. I think those things we’ve had to fight hard for, whether a relationship, a material item, or regaining health after an illness or accident (those last two things apply to me), are the happenings and experiences we learn to value the most. I’m one of those who have had to fight for everything, but it just makes me more appreciative and grateful for what I have. I don’t take anything for granted anymore. However, I don’t envy those who have found life easier; I’m happy for them. Each of our experiences, whether hard-fought or otherwise, are meant to have been that way for a reason. Gratitude is so important in life for every little thing. I hope you are well, Simone, and enjoying your day. Xx 😘

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    1. Very well said, Ellie! Many times that’s how life works and we continuously need to battle and fight our way through everything. Practicing gratefulness (and journaling 😜) is an awesome way to remember all the good we’ve got and to never stop appreciating that which were given!
      Ellie you are a true inspiration 😊

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  3. I’m really liking the messages in your post. They very much comport with the philosophical author I’ve studied. I’ve been using my inspirational quotes from one of this books. He talks about how we chose to come here (life in the physical realm) to experience difficulties and tragedies to know much deeper the experience of joy, bliss, and unconditional love, which is God’s true nature. The word “inquire” on the subtitle of my blog is meant to be about introspection . . . to inquire within. Seems like we have a similar theme. So glad you stopped by my blog so I can read you as well. 😊

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    1. Yes it certainly looks like we have similar themes indeed! I’m glad you enjoyed my post, as I had yours 😊
      Your inspirational quotes sure are wonderful and that book your quoting is an awesome one!

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  4. Very insightful! That is so true. I was reading a book in my quiet time today called Unqualified. He discussed the topic of how struggles, failures, insecurities and weaknesses are all a chance for God’s glory to be on display. Also struggle keeps you humble, grounded, and balanced. The whole book is really about turning this idea of weakness as a bad thing on its head. I recommend it!

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    1. Wow, sounds like a wonderful theme and a great read! Will certainly check it out.
      And you’re so right.. it certainly is all about Gods glory being on display! A wonderful concept worth reading and writing about 😊

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