Friday, December 4, 2015

Keep Going!

Ecclesiastes 10: 10 If the ax is dull
    and its edge unsharpened,
more strength is needed,
    but skill will bring success.


Confusion filled my face as my boss tried to give me instructions on what to do. I did not know how to program and my first job was a programmer. I sat at my desk with a couple of books and read them cover to cover.

Meanwhile I could hear the murmurs of my boss feeling they had made a mistake hiring me. Eventually I learned what I was supposed to do and I gained confidence. Even later, I learned more and more and became one of the best in the department.

  • There have been many times when I was in over my head.
  • There have been many times when I did not know what to do.
  • There have been many times when I felt overwhelmed and simply lost.

Embarrassment was how I felt by not knowing what to do. I did not even consider they could fire me. I stayed up until two or three in the morning trying to make things work until I got it right.

  • GOD blessed me to be put in positions where people were patient with my folly.
  • GOD blessed me to have opportunities that I could not brag about “my” skills.
  • GOD blessed me to be protected from those who lost their patience with me so I could keep going.

Giving up would have been easy then. No one was willing to help me since I was supposed to be this great asset to the company yet I was a detriment at the time. BUT GOD had me “keep going” until I learned what HE wanted me to learn. With HIS intervention I grew up.

  • Are you facing something large?
  • Do you feel like giving up?
  • Can you stop looking at the big picture and look only at today’s accomplishments?
  • Will you ask GOD to give you the energy to keep going?

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