Happy Sunday!! I hope you're relaxing and prepping for the upcoming week! I'm finishing up my first PDF from Deer and Doe, their Goji skirt, and its coming along great! I can't wait to finish because I'm so ready to start working on Justice and I Easter dresses. Nothing fancy, I like to keep things casual/dressy that way we can style it different ways and wear them more than once! But lets chat a bit about giving up! I felt the urge to share something that happened, with hopes to encourage you to hold on and not throw in the towel!
This past weekend, I was a complete mess! What started out as bad, went to worst, to OMG..seriously!!! Cried so much, I almost got sick, but the low moment in it all was when I logged into my state business account to close it!
I was done! No kidding, done! You hear it all the time, everybody is not "really" for you, but until you experience it, you really don't know. Well, I found out this past weekend, and it shook me. I was told a couple months ago to guard my heart from certain people words, and I was immediately reminded of that! It was too late then, the hurt was done! I was one click from hitting the "close the account" button, but kept hearing....DON'T GIVE UP ON ME, I WOULDN'T GIVE UP ON YOU"! Over and over, thats all I'm hearing as I'm hovering over that button....DON'T GIVE UP ON ME, I WOULDN'T GIVE UP ON YOU!!
I said all that to say, whatever you're going through, DON'T GIVE UP ON GOD!! In my 2 days of tears, disappointment, frustration, and guilt (yes guilt.. lets just say when I get tired, and annoyed ole' side eye, left eyebrow raised, head tilted Brittany from the south comes out and she always say random stuff that I have to apologize later for) I was blinded by all GOD has done for me in under a year. The confidence, courage, boldness, growth, independence I'd prayed and begged for years prior, I'm finally receiving it, but I was about to let the enemy trick me to throw it all away. And why, because the enemy was using somebody I know loves me, and truly has my best interest at heart. Thats what he does. If he can't get to us one way, he'll go through people we love!
I'm so grateful, I DID NOT give up. Learn from the situation you're in. I learned I can't continue to look for others to cheer, understand, or validate my journey. I learned I need a lot more humbleness, and a whole heap of forgiveness, with a dash of understanding. I also learned to pray for strong heart, and not doubt GOD and HIS timing. To always have a prayer, praise, word in my heart, so when the enemy comes, because it's his job, he will come, I'll have something on the inside that'll rise up and remind me NOT TO QUIT, NOT TO GIVE UP ON GOD, HE'S STILL ABLE, HE WILL NEVER FORSAKE ME, I AM PRECIOUS IN HIS EYE SIGHT. HE SEES, HE KNOWS ALL, AND HE LOVES ME!!
Be encouraged my friend, stay in the race, and whatever situation you find yourself in....DON'T GIVE UP!