Sunday, December 22, 2013

Small Teachings: Don't Give Up!

Happy Sunday! I wanted to post a quick motivational scripture this morning before I head off to church. It's one of my absolute favorite scriptures and has helped me understand what to do when I am going through.

Earlier this year I was in a place with my profession where I felt trapped. I had been working in the beauty buying office, but was not sure that was where I wanted my future to take me. I was having difficulty finding motivation to push through and follow God's plan for me. 

God told me that He was going to see me through but I had to work hard everyday at my job and do it for HIM. So, in every task and assignment I devoted it to Jesus. When I would get upset, frustrated, or stressed I would say "Lord I am doing this for you" and I would put the smile right back on my face and keep pressing. 

Sometimes that is one of the hardest things you can try to do. To be faithful and do the right thing, no matter what. But I will tell you Jesus does not lie. His word does not return to Him void, if you are faithful to Him, He will be faithful to you. 

One of the keys to understanding this is knowing that you are following His plan. And although sometimes things don't work out the way Jena thought or wanted it to, it doesn't mean it's not working out for my good. (Romans 8:28) God is good behind the scenes! 

So in conclusion, I stuck to believing and holding onto His word. In September, I was offered a lateral position on the Interactive/Marketing team, a raise, and much more flexibility in my job. I no longer take work home with me and with a new baby on the way this was the perfect step for me. I know Jesus did it because He led me in each and every step to this place and He promised me this in the beginning. It was up to me to hold onto His word and be not weary in well doing. 

So hold on. Even if it feels like there is nothing you can do to change your situation, Jesus is bigger than any situation. And as long as you are living for Him and faithful to Him, It is NOT over. 

Hope this helped you! 
Don't ever give up on God!


  1. Beautiful post, so inspirational!

    Happy Holidays,
    Mary x

  2. Such a beautiful post! I needed to read this, thank you!

  3. This is a great way to think about everyday struggles. I know that it has helped me tremendously ever since a friend (or priest, I don't remember!) told me, "When things are tough, offer it up." I'm glad that He found a bright spot for your new place in your work. Thank you for sharing!


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