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According to Merriam-Webster, strive means to “devote serious effort or energy (endeavor)” or “to struggle in opposition” (contend). 

No matter what, we must continue to strive for the great things God has for us. It doesn't matter how challenging things get, we have to continue on. I know the grind gets discouraging sometimes, because we work so hard and it seems our time will never come, but it will. God will bless us with everything we want. Just keep in mind though, that God's everything is different from our everything, yet His everything is magnificent.

Galatians 6:9 says, 'we must not get weary or tired of doing things to the best of our ability.' When we work smart, more joy will come. It's a promise of God, but we have to push through and know better days and more opportunities are coming. I will always believe that. I just know God has more for me, for you, for us. Even when I get impatient, my faith kicks in, and I’m grounded again. Then I'm reminded of the favor, grace, and mercy of God on my life. I'm reminded that He will do what He said He would. In Jeremiah 29:11 God says I know the plans He has for my life, which are plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Yes, He's talking to me. Is He talking to you? You have to believe that He is, because that obviously goes for you as well, but you can't doubt. Don't let what happened or didn't happen in your life stop or hold up your faith. Stay with God, because He never changes, and He will come through for you. Strive. It's just a matter of time before you go to the next level in what God has for you. Stay with it. 
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