Discouraged?

Do you ever find yourself discouraged even when you know you’re doing the right thing? Last night, I said to Ian, “I quit. I’m not doing the book. I’m not doing the blog. I’m done.”
Things were just getting too hard. Too overwhelming. I feel like all I think about is the book, and yet I’ve made no progress (at least not visible to me.) I’ve missed my writers group meeting for two weeks. I’m bummed.
So I prayed last night. I prayed for God to make it very clear. What am I supposed to do?
This morning I’m hopeful again. I’ll work hard. I’ll try my best if this is what I’m supposed to do.
But it won’t be easy. I don’t think He ever said it would be.

So, expect obstacles. Expect trouble. Even affliction. But press on. Press on. Press on. The reward will be worth it in the end.

Here I go again.

4 thoughts on “Discouraged?

  1. Funny how God gives us just what we need just when we need it. My husband has suffered from a traumatic brain injury (as well as physical injuries) for over twenty years. The role of caretaker exhausts me both mentally and physically. I was extremely down this morning wondering how I could go on and the first thing I see when I open my email is your post. You may never know who you touch with the way you are living your life. Just keep living it for Him. He is in control. Thanks for the encouragement.

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    • Oh, Claudia! Thank you for your kind words! Sometimes I wonder if anything I do is bearing fruit. It’s encouraging to hear that I am somehow helping you. šŸ™‚ Hang in there, sweet lady! I’ve been there, tired, and ready to quit. God will carry you through. If you come to Him, He will give you rest. His grace is sufficient. He will give you strength. You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength. He is faithful!
      Love, denisse

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  2. Denisse,
    This was a perfect read for me tonight. I especially liked the words Press on, as that has been my mantra for the last 7 years. I always say press on, press through, press forward. Tonight I need to hear those words from someone else. I would encourage you to hear the song, Press on by Building 429. It came out just as I was making a transition from principal back to elementary teacher in the classroom. It was a perfect gift from God for me. You are right, nothing is ever easy, but if it was easy, we would not look back in wonder at the things God brings us through. Keep reaching for your dream, if it was given to you, He will see you through. The results may not be in line with your thoughts but his ways are greater. Keep pressing on…Love-Hilda

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    • Dear Hilda,
      God is so generous to let me hear some encouragement every now and then. I’m glad that my words can help you. Thank you for taking the time to write. It encourages me so much to know that God is using me somehow! Keep pressing on! šŸ™‚

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