Can't Give Up Now, We've Come Too Far

“I know you’re tired of the pandemic, maybe add weather and personal challenges, and you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed,” says Leumas Security Services Founder Samuel Griffin III. “I have felt that, too. I keep reminding myself that words have power, no matter what those words are. They are like seeds, and they produce what you planted.

“Here’s a tip that will help you feel more secure: Dig up the words of overwhelm that you’re telling yourself, dig them up from their roots, and replant faith, hope, and energy. I was happy to find this picture of myself with two of the men who helped drive that message home for me: Mr. Henderson, my high school shop teacher, and the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

“I’m sure you woke up today thinking about ways to move your life forward, so I want you to know that you are doing an awesome job,” he says. “It’s time for our breakthrough. The moment to define ourselves is here. This is it!

“Faith is what has been keeping me going,” says Griffin, who is also the author of Rent-A-Cop Reboot. “People are always watching what you do, but I am only concerned about how my words and actions will please Jesus. I keep my eyes on the prize, and I trust that the rest will be shown unto me.

“I also find it helpful to check out what other people are saying about moving beyond life’s challenges. Actor Russell Brand’s openness about self-sabotage is thought-provoking, and Michael Beckwith’s message about the grace that can come from darkness is inspiring.

“How are you renewing your faith, especially if COVID-19 is keeping you away from your family and friends? I know it can be difficult, or seem impossible. Find ways to reboot your life during this time. Recharge your inner artist, helpful neighbor, or home repair professional. It will be faith in action, the best kind.

“This has been a period of highs and lows for me, too,” Griffin says. “I have been blessed with the ability to keep my company going and publishing Rent-A-Cop Reboot. However, I have also faced losing loved ones and a serious health issue (more on the health issue next week). Through all of this I am sure that I, and you, have come too far to give up now! The hardest time of your life can help you realize that the human mind and spirit are much stronger than we often think.”

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