Eyes Up! Press On!


Several months ago, my friend, Fran encouraged me with this phrase. “Eyes up! Press on!” She encouraged me at a time when I was feeling very defeated and I wondered what in the world God was up to. Have you had those times? Have you had times when you could not see how anything good could come from your trial? I imagine most of us have been there. It would be so easy during those times to give up and quit running our race. It would be easy to say, “That’s it! I am done!  I do not need this!”. During those times, my friend, you and I must have perseverance. We must keep our eyes focused on Him, stand on His Word and keep pressing forward.

God loves you and He has a purpose for your life. He is FOR you and He invites you to join Him in the work He is doing.   As you seek to fulfill God’s calling on your life, people will probably discourage you in your efforts.  Some people will even turn against you.  At times you will struggle.  You will probably feel defeated along the way, but you must persevere, my friend. When He is calling you, He will enable you!  

Do not give up!  Eyes up!  Press on!

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. ~Galatians 6:9

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    Joy…you have NO IDEA how much that meeting fed me Monday night at your house. To simply “be” with believers, striving to serve the Lord with all their heart, and to be encouraged to shine brightly…is what this soul needed. To just be reminded of the charge you gave us as you read out of Matthew, was what this soul needed. You reminded me to keep my “eyes up and press on!”

    He is good to us, isn’t He?

    Love you dearly.

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    Jill Stacey

    Just stumbled upon this website today…was worried and read the message on worrying. It lifted me up and, encouraged me with Jesus hope..as I keep reading these blogs, I really relate to every one of them.

    Thank u Jesus for Joy`s ministries.

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      Hey Jill! It’s so nice to “meet” you! I’m so glad you found Joytime! Let me tell you, these blogs are real life! It’s messy and sometimes ugly—nothing fake or fluffy! 🙂 I hope this blog will serve as a source of encouragement to you! ~Joy

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