Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Thursday, August 10, 2006

Endurance


In the last 2 days I have worked over 24 hours. For someone who has a “cushy” job in Sales & Marketing, what the heck is that all about??
I have a job that no one understands, and quite frankly, I don’t always understand it. All I know is that a lot of money is tracked and fought for by me, and oh, yeah, I fight for it.
I have a job that my family (my perception) thinks is not very important, I am sure they understand that I work at a big corporation, but I don’t do anything that benefits society. Except I do help people KEEP their jobs by collecting money.
It’s been a long two days, and honestly, I would be dead had it not been for my relaxing of yesterday. It was nuts today, again. But somehow I am not exhausted. Tired like normal, but not exhausted.
I opened my “Mocha with Max” book again. I don’t read it every day, but today’s I read was about endurance. I know where to go when I need strength, I know where to go when I just can’t make it the next round. Sometimes I forget because I am a pee-brain, but I know. I crawl, slouch, and give it my all to reach out the Lord knowing if I can’t reach Him, He will indeed reach me. He’s sweet like that. I have two more days to go, a meeting with the Vice Prez of my division tomorrow at 10am. If you have an extra minute, you could pray that the meeting gets cancelled, they make me so incredibly nervous. I’ll make it, if God has to carry me.

Hebrews 12:1-2 …let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God
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Lord, the “Thailanders” are working like crazy to spread Your word, Your love to others, help them not to grow closer to You. Wrap them in Your strong loving arms, help them to not only reach out, help them to reach up and in. Lord, call out to them, tell them what You would have them do to serve and love You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen. And Lord, take care of Sara, she’s tired and sick. Not really the greatest of combinations. Can You heal her for me Lord? Thanks.

5 comments:

Birmingham Girl said...

This post was just what I needed. I'm having a terrible work week and next week looks the same. Your words of encouragement and endurance are heaven sent. I made the mistake of trying to get through this on my own...how dumb, will I ever totally learn? Thanks Margie, you did it again.

Tonya said...

Thank you Margie, What is going on with work these days. I have been struggling lately also. You are awesome, words of encouragement.

KayMac said...

I know several people who are just dealing w/ so much at work right now. God placed you where He did for a reason. Will be praying for your meetings, your days, and peace/rest.

Becky said...

so...how'd it go?

Margie said...

It went well, my blog tomorrow is all about it.

Can I just tell you? I love God, He is so good!