Build On It!

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What are you already doing? Build on it!

So many times we become discouraged in the work we’re doing. Perhaps it hasn’t yielded the ‘crop’ or the ‘dream’ that we envisioned or expected, but, does that mean it’s not growing? No! Now, the exception would be if you know beyond the shadow of a doubt that something is dead/not growing/not producing. That’s different. BUT, If you know it’s not dead, then, KEEP YOUR DREAM ALIVE! I submit to you that: SLOW growth doesn’t mean NO Growth, so keep going!!!

Sometimes it takes a time of rest and some new perspective to fully see the impact that you’re having on this world. For instance, I have this blog and a few blogs on Facebook, and I try to post inspirational messages & helpful information. I have a fledgling business and also am in the process of writing a couple of books. I began to become somewhat discouraged because I didn’t feel like I was seeing the fruits of my labor. Were people being positively impacted? The responses have been sparse, but there. Will my books make a difference? Will my business take off? Etc.

But, God really opened my eyes to see that YES the impact is THERE. You cannot always SEE the rewards of your labor right away. How does a plant grow from a seed? First you must plant the seed in the soil, water and care for it and WAIT. Then the seed sprouts and you must fertilize and water it, and make sure the plant receives sunlight. It grows. But you have to keep taking care of it. It doesn’t spring up into a massive, leafy, lush, gorgeous plant overnight! No. BUT with steady care and time it WILL if you don’t give up!  Remember, it may be a slow process, but you are STILL PROGRESSING. Baby steps are better than no steps at all. 🙂  Steady progress is progress.

So, my question to you is this?
What are you doing right now? What are you doing that perhaps you’ve let languish or perhaps the fizzle has gone out of due to discouragement? Let me tell you something…WHAT YOU’RE DOING MAKES A DIFFERENCE EVEN IF YOU CAN’T SEE IT YET.

BUILD on what you started. In due season, in due time, you will see the impact you’re doing/making.
And don’t despise the day of small beginnings. People are watching you. People are being impacted by your words and your love and your care and your giving of yourself. They may not always say it, but, trust me, they are feeling the positive effects of what you’re giving.
“Do not despise the day of small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin” (Zech. 4:10).
And when you DO get those 1 or 2 people who come to you and say “Hey, what you said really helped me” or “Thanks you brought a smile to my face”, then REJOICE! YOU ARE MAKING AN IMPACT. And impacts reverberate! Like a pebble dropped into a large body of water, impacts have a RIPPLE EFFECT! Yes!

Keep going!
Love to y’all!

© 2013 KD Corner “Build On It!”
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There Is Hope

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There Is Hope (a short poem) – by K.D.

There is hope
When I have none
There is hope
When I’ve come undone
There is hope
In the warmth of the sun
There is hope today

When the sun’s rays bathe me
When The Son’s rays bathe me

 

© 2013 ‘There Is Hope’ (poem / blog) KD / KD Corner

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Hope & Dream

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Hello WordPress Family.
So sorry I’ve been absent for a while. I don’t know about you, but, I find that my inner writer goes through phases just as my life does. It ebbs and flows. Sometimes I will have lots to write and other times not-so-much. Thank you for being patient with me. 🙂

And thank you for ALL of you who read & follow my blog…and for the encouraging notes you send.
I’m thinking I’ll try to get more into the poetry side of myself…we’ll see how it goes.

Today’s post is about HOPE.

Hope – by KD

Hope
Four little letters
That form a word
A word that means I should not
Give up

Dream
Five little letters
That form a word
A word that means I should
Aim high

Then why do I let worries,
Problems, fears and such
Drag me down to a place
Where I cannot hope & dream as much

Do I let circumstances…or people
Talk me out of where I need to be?
And how do I shed the lies
So that I can again be free?

Hope
That bright light
Shining through the darkness of my mind
Hope
Its soft rays
Re-igniting the spark inside
So I can…

Dream
The big dreams
That were placed inside of me
Growing like a tree
For the whole world to see

Hope
Four little letters
That form a word
A word that means I should not
Give up

Dream
Five little letters
That form a word
A word that means I should
Aim high

So that I can reach and touch the stars….

🙂

“Hope” the poem / “Hope & Dream” blog entry – © KD Corner 2013

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