Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

Don’t Give Up

You know, every now and then while I’m having my morning cup of tea and either meditating or doing my morning devotion, interesting notions pop into my head. Sometimes I share them, most times I don’t. But today the thought was – don’t give up.

At first I wasn’t sure what prompted the thought since I’m feeling so blessed these days and the idea of giving up hasn’t been a part of my thought process (and rarely is) in as long as I can remember. So then I figured, maybe the topic/idea wasn’t meant for me per say, but maybe for someone else. We often go through experiences and wonder – what am I supposed to learn from this? Or why is this happening to me? I’m a true believer that some of our experiences are not only meant for our growth, but are also meant to help or encourage someone else.

So I decided to post my thoughts on this subject in hopes of encouraging others. We’re coming up on the end of 2012 and I’m sure many have set goals (or resolutions) for themselves this year, or have tried hard to scratch a few things off of their bucket list, only to feel that what they desire will never come to be. I’m here to tell you – don’t give up. Granted you might be at a place in your life where you’re thinking, this is too hard, why bother or I quit. It’s my opinion that when you get to this point – it’s time to fight even harder for what you want or what you’re looking to accomplish. What if you’re on the brink of having your goal/desire become a reality? What if you give up, stop believing, or close a door too soon?

This might be your time – if only you will hang in there just a little while longer. For all of you Believers out there – this bible verse popped into my head – “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while…” Hebrews 10:35.

I’m here to tell you (from experience) that it doesn’t matter how hard things seem, or how frustrating the struggle, or even how painful the setbacks, the main thing is –  don’t give up. Hang in there. Your day, time, and the manifestation of your dream is coming!


November 29, 2012 - Posted by | Encouragement | , , , , ,


  1. Wonderful entry, Sharon! I just tweeted it. 😀

    Comment by chicki663 | November 29, 2012

    • Thanks, Chicki! Glad you enjoyed it.

      Comment by sharonccooper | November 29, 2012

  2. Thank you!

    Comment by Yolanda | November 29, 2012

    • Uh…you’re welcome, Yolanda?? 🙂

      Comment by sharonccooper | November 29, 2012

  3. thank you — i am at this point now — from the sticky keys on my computer to unemployment in my day job — i hope things get better

    Comment by nancygoldberglevine | November 29, 2012

    • Nancy, things will get better. Hang in there!

      Comment by sharonccooper | November 29, 2012

  4. Great post. I was just feeling a little like: Why am I putting all this time and energy into this novel. It may never even get published, and getting the revision where I want it is taking so blasted long! And my family is getting impatient. People are starting to look at me funny when I tell them I’m STILL revising the darn thing – but I’ll send out queries soon. I needed this shot in the arm. Thanks Sharon!

    Comment by twtrifles | November 30, 2012

    • Hang in there, Twtrifles! You’ll get there!

      Comment by sharonccooper | November 30, 2012

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