In life we are faced with so many options and choices that it seem very confusing at times to know if your doing the right thing or the wrong thing. In John Maxwells book, “Sometimes you win — Sometimes you learn” he give us a great little illustration about limited options.
In 1960, when John F. Kennedy was a senator campaigning for the presidency, he gave a successful speech to a crowd at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, site of the historic battle where a small group of American heroes was defeated by the Mexican army.
When Kennedy finished, he wanted to make a quick exit, so he said to Maury Mathers, a local politician, “Maury, lets get out of here. Where is the back door?”
“Senator,” Maury replied, “If there had been a back door to the Alamo, there wouldn’t have been any heroes.”
There comes a time in all of our decisions where we reach a point of no return. Backing up isn’t an option. Quitting isn’t an option. The scripture even points us in a direction when it says, “Whatever your hand findeth to do, do it with all of your might.” – I’m challenging all us to take the word QUIT out of our vocabulary. We’ve got too much invested in certain areas of our lives to stop and back away now. And by the way, if we continue to leave ourselves a back door or an escape route, then we’ll never be heroes. YOU CAN DO IT!