Career, Lifestyle

Rest If You Must But Don’t You Quit!

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit-

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit…

-An Inspirational Poem

There was never a time I needed these words more than the two years I spent living in Virginia. I was surrounded by cattle, working a grueling 11pm-7am shift and living at the poverty level. It wasn’t exactly what I’d imagined for myself post-college.

I’d never been a quitter but one night at work, I just lost it. I lost all ability to care. I envisioned myself walking out of my job. That’s so crazy! Like what in the world would I have done in the morning? The thought still makes me crack ALL THE WAY UP.

Maybe I’d just become spoiled by “Daddy Jesus”. I thought what I wanted was supposed to come when I wanted it. I thought life was supposed to be easy. I was great at my job (or so I thought). That “greatness” somehow led me to question why I couldn’t work somewhere where I was appreciated? {sarcasm}.

Then, on a random Sunday, my pastor gave me another set of words to read. Begrudgingly, I dusted off my Bible and minutes later, I realized God wasn’t about to just pull me out of this rough patch. There was something I needed to learn first.

 

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