Updated: May 13, 2021
Getting up starting over every day may be easy for some, yet harder for others. It is easy to get up knowing someone is waiting for you at your business or on your job. You are motivated by the demand for your business or the money you make on your job. Nevertheless, there is strength, courage, and determination driving you when no one is waiting at your business, no sales, no support, no job to go to, and no money to obtain. It is harder to get up every day to that. There are a lot of conversations with yourself like "today is going to be the day." Get up anyway. Go and open the doors to your business and practice what you will say to your customers. Continue looking for your career job; it's on the way. Soon you will be able to take care of your family and breathe again. As hard as it is to get out of the bed to no traffic, flip that "closed" to "open" sign over. GET READY! GET READY! GET READY! Soon you are going to want some time off! Don't look to the right or the left at others and what they have going on. Look to the hills; that is where your help is coming from.
Listen, I get up every morning to send out these messages. I don't know whether they will be read, shared, commented on or not. Nevertheless, I do what God told me to do. I don't write them at night. I get up and pray every morning and ask God what I should say. He leads me. The messages get to the person or people it needs to. Sometimes the messages are for me. See how God works? God will have you in the place you need to be; it may not be for someone else.
God may not have any customers in the building that day but needed you there because something would happen at your home. It may have been better for you to be at the business than home. God just saved your life. That's way more important than making a dollar. You may be upset that you didn't get the job with a company, so you had to continue living at home with your mom. Well, what you didn't know is three weeks after getting the job, the company would have closed due to a mass shooting. You could have lost your life, and you would have lost your apartment and car. You don't know that you will have a career within two more months, paying more, and you will be there until retirement. Getting up may be hard for you, but get up and keep trying.
Continue to pray for things with your name on them and continue to ask for God's timing. When the business is empty, or you are still unemployed, know that you haven't switched to God's timing yet. It's coming.
It takes courage to keep getting up.
It takes determination to keep going.
It takes faith to keep believing.
Most importantly it takes God to make it all happen.
"I get up every day to do this because God told me to. It's up to you whether or not you're going to read it. I'm doing my part."- Alston Shropshire