Endure: Keep doing good when good things don’t happen.
It’s hard to keep doing the right thing when it feels like you only get negative results. That no matter how hard you try to fulfill your purpose and keep doing good, only bad things happen. You feel like you’re being punished for doing the right thing. And even more untrue: that for some reason, God is unhappy with you and wants you to suffer.
Bad results are also scary. What if you’re mistaken about your purpose? What if you’re not actually doing good? While humility and soul- searching are appropriate and necessary, ask yourself this: Were you following a direct command of Christ’s? And were you demonstrating the fruit of the Spirit in your actions? If the answer to those questions is “Yes,” then you’re probably not guilty of wrong-doing.
Sometimes bad things happen and they are not always (or even often) a direct result of your actions. They are simply part of living in a broken universe. So remember this: It is possible to get a bad reaction to doing good. It is also possible to get an immediately pleasant result from doing bad. But, it is impossible to get a continued, permanent victory from consistent bad actions. It is also impossible to ultimately fail if you consistently pursue doing good.
The goal is not avoid the bad and the ugly, but to keep from getting discouraged when you encounter the brokenness of this world. The goal is pursue your purpose, no matter what.
Verse for Meditation: And let us not be weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9, ESV
Breathing affirmation exercise (While taking slow, deep breaths, say the following phrase to yourself): Today I will endure, because I deserve to be and offer my best.
**IMPORTANT: There are only THREE prints available in the 11″x14″ size and once they are sold out, I will not be printing more**
WHAT YOU GET
One “Endure” print in the size you selected, individually signed by me (because, ya know, I’m the artist).
Printed on archival quality matte paper, this print will always stay as vibrant as the day you receive it (it won’t fade or yellow). And “matte” just means you don’t have to worry about fingerprint marks OR dust (hallelujah)!
You will also receive a small printed handout of the above essay, verse for meditation, and breathing affirmation.
If you would like a digital copy of this handout, click here.
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