Why Not Just Give Up…

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There are days that time just seems to run out so fast.  It’s the same 24 hours from yesterday, yet somehow I can’t get everything accomplished that I set out to do.  Feelings of being overwhelmed and frustrated start to set in.  Sometimes we go through those days that we start thinking maybe, just maybe, it’s just easier to walk away…why not just give up.  The challenges start to become more than we want to handle, not so much what we can’t handle.  We just don’t want to deal with the struggles. So why not give up?  It’s so much easier.  There have been many, and I mean MANY, times I have found it easier to just quit something because things just weren’t going my way.  One prime example is the work I’ve been doing with my blogs and my books.  I stay up late, most nights, working on my books and blog.  I sleep maybe 6 hours a night just so I can study and read my bible after a long day at work and then caring for my family when I get home each evening.  It hasn’t been easy.  I feel myself being faced with more challenges at work, at home, financially, you name it.  There have been days that I start feeling discouraged with my books.  I find myself thinking that I will never get one book published because I just don’t have enough talent.  I can go on and on about all those negative feelings that start to set in and all those trials I’ve faced.  But through it all, God shows me through different ways how I’m on the right track.  I’m on the path He set out for me.  God will send me messages through others, friends, family, strangers.  God reminds me of the purpose for my work.  When I feel I’m not able to keep going.  God inspires me and motivates me to keep writing and reaching out to others.  I’m not ready to back down from the great work God has put in my heart to do.  I keep pushing forward against the wind despite how hard that wind tries to push me back.

I know how difficult it can be when those challenges start coming against you.  I know how discouraging it can be when you feel all alone with no one to turn to.  Know that God will never abandon you during your trials.  God will give you strength in your weakest moments.  God will give you answers when you seek Him.  He is always there just waiting for you to give it all to Him and trust Him with every part of your life.  I pray that whatever has you discouraged and feeling overwhelmed and ready to give up, that today you turn it over to God and trust that He will give you the strength to persevere.

XOXO…Ileen

Psst…God Loves You


“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,” whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”  James 1:2-4

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