When Life Throws You Rocks

Have you ever felt so down to the extent that you just wanted to give up?

You keep putting in your best most, if not all the time, and yet you don’t get the returns from it?

Honestly, it hurts.

I was currently feeling that way some days ago.  I was at bliss when things were going so well with the website. Like things were moving forward in terms of content, readers, and subscribers.

But I noticed people would just unsubscribe from the website and I question myself if I’m doing something wrong.

I ask myself if I’ve made mistakes.

That maybe the content isn’t that good despite how much effort is put towards writing it and getting it here.

It made me sad and very close to giving up. When I say give up I mean throw in the towel and stop the website. I’ve been so close to doing this on different occasions.

And so I spoke to a dear friend and Frances (a blog sister) about it and they encouraged me and I got to understand a few things. But guess what?

The next day the same thing happens and I’m so close to going back to feeling sorry for myself when some things came to my mind.

It’s not like I’m doing anything wrong. We talk about things of the Kingdom.

I’m doing what God wants me to do.

I’m writing about what He wants me to write.

So I’M not the problem. And this taught me a great lesson… I realize sometimes the devil will throw stones at what you’re doing.

He knows you are doing great things for God and would want to derail and discourage you so you give up. He would want to push you against the wall with various trials so much so that you don’t see things getting better.


‘Cause he knows the great things you are going to do for God and he wants to stop it. He would want you to feel like you’re a failure.

But it’s a major lie you must never buy!

Life could throw rocks or stones at you when you are doing all the right things.

When we focus on the problems and moan about it we magnify the devil. Instead worship God and let Him take control!

People stop so soon ’cause of how painful the rocks are when they hit them. But that doesn’t mean you should give up; especially if God hasn’t told you to stop!

So don’t give up.

Don’t stop doing what God wants you to do.

Success is just around the corner.

So what I did after I saw the email?

I praised God.

I worshipped Him.

I spoke in tongues.

I laughed at the devil and said he wasn’t going to steal my joy.

I know God is in control no matter what.

It doesn’t mean it won’t hurt, but don’t stay down for long.

Much love!
Temitope Ogunyinka.

♥ Bible Quote for the Day:
John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” (AMP)



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Temitope Ogunyinka, is a loving, caring and friendly person. She is passionate about impacting the world through timeless wisdom and knowledge found in her thought provoking stories and writing that applies to all ages. Her stories and articles cut across love, relationship and romance in a way that does not deny the relevance of God in our everyday life. She is a devoted christian, passionate about bringing people to the knowledge of God’s true and unfailing love.


  1. its normal to feel discouraged when expectations are not met but know that you are touching lives.

    so many sites/blogs are full of sex scenes and all sorts and you will see comments/followers in large number. but things of the kingdom we are hardly interested, you dont know the life whose destiny you have saved from hell through your blog/stories.

    in ring and roses one of ur character married from another faith it was hell on earth till the husband died, i almost made that mistake thinking i can handle it but mercy of God spoke for me. my sister continue what you are doing, ur blog and few others are the only available clean water we have around.

    better is the end of a thing than the beginning. may his grace keep us all to the end.

    • Hi Kemi! Oh wow. Thanks a lot for your comment and your encouraging words. Appreciate it 🙂

  2. Don’t give up my dear. God will continue to strengthen you and give you the grace to do what He has called you to do. Stay focused. You are touching the lives of people. God bless you, Amen.

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