May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Romans 15:13 KJV
Happy Thursday! Yesterday was a day filled with good news and joy for me at work. I have been going through a slump for a while. I had spent a great deal of time on one big project that looked like it wasn’t going anywhere, but yesterday it started coming to fruition. That was good news. I had also been working on some projects to help our city that weren’t really part of my job. I just wanted to help the community. Along the way I had many rejections and people telling me that my work was horrible, but I just kept trying. This has been going on for months. Don’t get me wrong. I heard and felt all the rejection, but I’m tenacious and don’t give up easily. My husband always tells me “hang tough”. Hanging tough when we want to give up isn’t easy. Well, some of that work looks like it might be producing good benefits now. I will be happy if even a little good comes from it.
I share this story with you because sometimes we get beat down in life. Depending on the situation, it could take a long time to recover. Sometimes it might be something that we don’t need to move forward on. Yet, there may be times when we know we aren’t doing anything wrong, and feel strongly like we are supposed to do something good. In those cases, don’t let people’s negative comments hinder you. One person can make a difference! Forgive those folks. They have all kinds of motives that we may never know. Pick yourself and keep moving forward.
Make this a day that you will be strong and forgiving! God bless you!
I know I’ve used this video several times, but it’s one of my favorites and seemed especially appropriate here. I hope you enjoy it.