I love reading quotes and verses and applying them to my life in this moment. Here's one from Mother Theresa that is very easy to apply at any moment. Right now, it's easy for us and all of the leadership team in our church to be sad. We've lost members of the team and the church. We're being gossiped about all over our small town. It hurts. But, I have to keep reminding myself that we're not here for those who have left and are gossiping - we're here for those who are searching for Jesus' love. So, I think I'll post this on my fridge to remind me that all we do is between us and God, and to "do it anyway".
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating and building, others could destroy overnight. Create and build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give the world the best you have anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”