I follow a blogger named Seth Godin who writes to encourage individuals in their business and entrepreneurial pursuits. I started following him because my husband – a business guy – finds him honest, relevant and thought provoking. Chris told me to check him out. I did. Turns out, you don’t have to be a business dude to like him.
But every so often Seth’s “business” insight rings true because it resonates on the deeper levels of faith, life and relationships.
Take this quote for example:
“Showing up day after day, week after week, sometimes for years, as your movement slowly gains steam, as your organization hits speed bumps, as the news goes from bad to worse…
Showing up, it turns out, is the hardest part of making a difference.”
See what I mean. Great quote, right? Only, couldn’t this apply to absolutely everything we do and attempt in life?
And especially faith.
You don’t have to be a businessperson to know how painful and hard the reality is of showing up day after day after day.
Sometimes faith is a wonderful dose of inspiration and sometimes it’s a sweaty mess of discipline.
Sometimes believing is as easy breezy as the wind and sometimes it’s an uphill battle of blood, sweat and tears.
Sometimes the journey is all about smiles, giggles, and fellowship potlucks and sometimes the struggle is real y’all – as in – ain’t no sugar coated fuzzies with Holy Ghost tingle’s.
You can’t have one without the other, and showing up day after day teaches us this.
So if today you find yourself having one of “those” days, allow me to remind you of this truth:
“As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.” -Psalm 138:3 (NLT)
So dig deep.
Keep showing up.
Or as Seth Godin would say:
“It’s not easy, but I have a feeling you’re up for it. Because it matters.” –Seth Godin