Life got you down? You’re doing something right.

Feeling on top of the world? Yeah, mean neither.

I don’t know of a single person that just rocketed to the top of the world and didn’t go through some pretty awful experiences first. Doesn’t mean that there aren’t any, but I take a lot of comfort in knowing that I’m not alone.

The last week has been pretty dogged for my family and I. Two weeks ago, the large Creek County fire came very close to destroying my parent’s house that they’ve been building. How close? They used to be the tenth house on the left of the street they live on. They are now the third.

I’ve just gotten through a very rough situation with a client where a third-party was literally holding their website hostage because of their own incompetence. That’s a whole ‘nother blog post there, but let’s say for now that it was draining, to say the least.

I’m running on fumes at the moment because I’ve been doing some late nights and early mornings while I work on my dream. The work is fun, but taxing. And that’s on top of my day job.

The last week has cost me several hundred dollars in stupid tax and rainy days (currently working on getting that emergency fund built up to take care of this next time). And there’s more coming.

And despite it all, I’m not depressed or worried or anxious. Why not? Because I’m remembering the passage you’ll find all through the scripture: “and it came to pass.”

It didn’t come to stay.

Your child won’t eat his dinner.

You’re sore from trying to run every morning.

You’re getting passed up for promotions at work like you’re invisible.

This dream you’re spending your late nights and early mornings on seems farther off than when you started.

Thank God, it came to pass. Others have been where I am and are now where I want to be. If they can do it, so can I. If you’re going through hell, what do you do?

You keep going.

Dave Ramsey said that “a lot of the time, the top of the world is just a pile of garbage, only now you’re standing on top of it instead of being buried underneath it.” Words that are becoming more clear to me every day.

About Micah Choquette

Micah Choquette is the guy who resurrected Upward Media in 2012 after an extended hiatus. His new company is focused on helping small businesses thrive in the local economy using online tools and strategies. Ask him why he does it, and he'll tell you, "I believe in doing work that matters."