Never Give Up
Most men quit. I have come to figure out over the last 12 years of my life that the way to win in your faith, marriage, parenting or business is to just simply never quit. We live in a society where we have been conditioned that if it is not easy something is wrong. Most people give up. Did you know that character is developed through your trial? They also say that mountaintops are for views and inspiration but the fruit is grown in the valley.
In relationships we have grown up in a culture where we watch shows, movies and everything looks perfect. When we enter a relationship or get married, we soon figure out it takes time, patience, and endurance to produce extraordinary relationships. Many times, as in our case, we get matched with someone who has an extremely different personality than we do. Is that bad...NO! Not at all. In conflict God molds us, he shapes us and we grow a dependence on Him to make our marriages work. When you come down the road 10 years into your relationship like my wife and I, things are beautiful. It takes time to build great marriages!
Parenting is very similar. As you step into being a parent, does a child come out and behave perfectly? Not at all! Over time as we love them, pour into them, and spend time training them, eventually they begin to take shape if we lay the foundation the right way. Will we struggle in parenting, of course. We are young parents on this journey and on our way to raising kids who become great adults.
The most important part of this journey is to just keep going. We will fall, we will get short of breath and need a break to pray. But when it's time to go again, just get back up and go again. Keep the Faith.
Let this be said of us: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. - 1 Timothy 4:7
Hi I am Michael De Jong! I am happily married to my friend and partner Jenna De Jong. We have 5 kids. Max(11) Elah(10) Demi (6) Luca (5) Leo (1). Our calling in life is to serve God through marriage, raising kids and serving in the marketplace. We coach people in health and nutrition and lead a large business organization in AdvoCare. We enjoy travel and hiking and spending time with our family. Most of all we love following God's plan for our life and enjoying the journey he takes us on! You can find me on IG: @michael.dejong.22 Our website is: www.TheRevivalLife.com