Well hi there! How’s it going?
I just ended a business appointment. Not exactly the turnout I would like. However, many may respond in the most sarcastic tone, “What a GREAT start to a week!” and continue the rest of their day in hopelessness. But I am repeatedly telling myself that failing is all a part of the process and you just need to learn and keep pressing forward. And “look” forward…in the distance…on a fountain…with Timbs and a sparkly choker. While listening to the turning point song in “Legally Blonde.” Ha!
This is something I’ve personally had to keep telling myself especially since I’ve officially passed the six month mark of living in California. Fantastic things have happened and then there have been challenges and setbacks, but just as Paul wrote in Philippians, “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.“ Just keep going. Your mind and the tiny and usually annoying voice inside it will keep telling you otherwise, but don’t quit! Don’t give up! Seek God with all your heart and actually exercise faith. Take heart!
“So many things beat upon us in a lifetime that simply enduring may seem almost beyond us…but the test a loving God has set before us is not to see if we can endure difficulty. It is to see if we can endure it well. We pass the test by showing that we remembered Him and the commandments He gave us. And to endure well is to keep those commandments whatever the opposition, whatever the temptation, and whatever the tumult around us.”
– Henry B. Eyring
And just for your listening pleasure…