The time you spent crying over a situation is time you could have used changing the situation.
Hitting your target is your ultimate goal. No one wants to practice for several hours a day, seven days a week just to not succeed in what they're practicing. What sets apart a person that is able to practice round the clock from someone that only practices when they feel like it? Focus and determination. What do you think the results would look like between the two?
Most people have a dream of how they want their life to be, some of those people would call it their passion and purpose but only a few of those people actually succeed in accomplishing it. I was having a conversation with someone who would constantly comment about all of the things that they should have done, could have done and would have done differently. I told them that they shouldn't be focused on the things that they didn't do but much rather on the time that they still have to complete it and how to go about it.
Ecclesiastes 9:11 KJV says, "...the race is not to the swift...but time and chance happeneth to them all." This scripture is very vital because it basically eliminates all excuses and reasons to not accomplish your goals. The Most High created all of us with a purpose and an assignment. He already have planned out our ending before we started our beginning. He laid out the foundation and then created the souls that he wanted to play it out. Jeremiah 1:5 KJV, "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee."
Jeremiah 29:11 KJV also says, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you and expected end." When you have your goals set before you, everything that isn't working to bring you towards that desired destination is irrelevant. Every decision that you make should be strategically made to help bring you to your desired end. The desired end isn't a mystery, it may take some work to find it but it is not something that is hidden from you. The Most High put inside of you all of the things that he purposed for you to do and the ability for you to complete them.
Another key piece to being focused is mental strength. When I first started accepting and living in this truth of my Hebrew heritage and the responsibility that came with being apart of a Chosen Nation, it was very hard to deal with the negativity that comes with speaking this publicly. The pressure that comes from those that do not want this truth to come out as well as those who seeks to deny and discredit what you're saying simply because they feel it's hateful or "fairy tale-ish" can be overwhelmingly intimidating and discouraging. At times, you may feel as if you'd want to quit and go back to life as usual; life before your "awakening" experience.
But think, if the Most High caused you to wake up to this, then it is because He chose you to spread this message. He's already equipped to do such a task as this. You can't give up because it's hard at times or challenging. Ask the Father to give you mental strength, to build you in your weak areas; "let the weak say "I AM Strong!" (Joel 3:10 KJV). Chart the course and stick to it. Fast and pray, learn how to create more opportunities in your life to operate in discipline and self control in order to train your body and mind.
As you continue to grow, the Most High will place you in situations that will require you to "extend yourself" to complete the task at hand. It is part of your growth, but in those times, allow the Father to grow you while maintaining the course. Remember the reason why you are doing this, the pressing of the Holy Spirit that keeps you going, and the people that you are reaching and doing this for.
Peace & Blessings, Joanna