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Give Up, Give In, or Give It Your All! #MondayMotivation

Happy Monday! I am just taking those first few sips of coffee as I sit down to write this morning, and let me tell you... I feel like I'm not really in the mood to talk. My poor hubby is up early for work this morning, and wanting to chat with me, but I don't feel like talking. I need silence in the morning. I'm used to being the first one up, and I enjoy having at least 30 minutes of total silence before the chaos of the day ensues... and P.S., 'No talkie before coffee!'

I've been going through some tough personal stuff lately, and honestly, I haven't felt much like talking. Instead, I have felt more like giving up on some of the things I love... downright abandoning them, actually. Part of it comes from not wanting to be around certain people right now, and dealing with feelings of deep hurt, maybe even distrust. This has caused me to re-examine a lot of things about my life- my path, and has prompted me to raise some big questions, one of the main ones being, 'What am I doing with my life, and what are my goals?'

Then, this morning I turned to the scriptures, and was pointed right to this verse:

'Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you'.- Deuteronomy 31:6

Things in my life are changing. The seasons are changing, actually... and the wind may wind up blowing in another direction. I am a firm believer that once God puts you on a path, though, He is there to see you through- to run the race alongside you, and point you in the right direction (and no one ever said that the race would be easy). Thankfully, God's yoke is easy, His burden light, and I can give my cares to Him. It has taken a lot of strength on my part to ask God for a little reset- for a big change of heart, and for some endurance. I know that if I meet my challenges with grace, kindness, and humility, nothing really changes at all- and my purpose remains the same.

When I woke up this morning, 'This is Living' was swirling through my head. I thought I would leave you with the music video for this song today, because it's such a fantastic reminder that we have a purpose & there's a reason why we're all here.

May you rise to the challenge of accepting change & bring forth the very best. 


  1. You have to teach your kids that hard work always pays off, even if there are setbacks along the way.

  2. This is so true--never, ever give up!

    1. That's it- there is always hope for tomorrow! :)

  3. What wonderful inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing this, it has really helped me put some things into prospective.

    1. Thanks, Maria. It is definitely easy to lose focus sometimes, but sticking it out is worth it, if you're in something for the right reasons. :)


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