New Year: Thrive (Day Fifteen)

a-new-year-thriveI don’t know about y’all, but some days I just get tired. Not necessarily the sleep deprived kind of tired; however, that does happen. I mean, just tired of everything!

Believe it or not, I even get tired of smiling! I love to smile, but some days I just don’t want to smile much. I get tired of trying to please everyone all the time. I get tired of wondering if my hair looks okay, if my stomach looks too big in this blouse, or wondering if what I said to someone offended them. I get tired of wondering if what I said to someone changed their opinion of me and made them see me in a less than perfect light. Some days I get tired of being the goody-two-shoes. I just get tired!

Do you ever have those days? Those days where you wonder what’s the purpose? Where you wonder, “Why am I doing this?” Maybe there are days you are working overboard trying to please everybody and make sure everyone is happy. Maybe there are days where you feel like you’re not good enough, like you’re lacking in every aspect of life and you just want to throw your hands up and say, “I give up!”

The one thing that keeps me going when I think I cannot take another step forward is Galatians 6:9. The bible says here, “

Do not grow weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up!”

God tells us to not give up! Even in those moments when you think you cannot take another step and you cannot try to please even one more person…DO NOT GIVE UP!! Keep striving to do what is best!

We are not always going to be perfect and we are going to make mistakes. We are not going to please everybody and keep everyone happy. However, we can move forward because we have the love of Jesus Christ in our hearts and He tells us do not grow weary of doing good. That right there helps me take one more step…and one more step after that! I just keep taking steps until I’ve got it and I’m back on track! I keep taking one step at a time until I’m no longer in the, “I give up mode,” and I’m back in the, “I can do this mode,” because GOD’S GOT THIS!!!!

Kristi Davis

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2 thoughts on “New Year: Thrive (Day Fifteen)

  1. Kristi, 30 years ago, your words were exactly my thoughts. I am 30 years older and have gained some wisdom during that time and no longer have those thoughts. Keep doing what you are doing and you will get to that point as well. Keep smiling, it brings joy to everyone you come in contact with.

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