Seest thou a man DILIGENT in His business? he SHALL stand before kings; he SHALL NOT stand before mean men. Proverbs 22:29 (KJV)
I see the scripture above as a covenant. How committed are you to the things committed to you? In whatever you have at hand, show diligence and commitment even if you do not seem to be motivated. Truth of the matter is, there is always a reward for hard-work. The law of seed time and harvest is real. You can't sow into something and not be rewarded.
At a time at work, I really felt discouraged. I was bombarded with series and series of work from different people. While I worked from resumption till closing, my colleagues were literally less busy and I envied them.
I kind of felt really discouraged because I wasn't getting the motivation I expected from those I worked for and I felt I wasn't well appreciated. But because I had sown my hard-work, I definitely had to reap. I was not only rewarded, I was celebrated and bragged about to senior colleagues. I was surprised and overwhelmed with joy that I couldn't even talk much.
That really gave me a new mindset to see that hard-work is indeed reward-able. So Sis, I want to encourage you. Do not relent at whatever it is that you are doing either spiritual investment, career wise or anything. You won't always get the encouragement you need from people. You have to personally and intentionally encourage yourself.
The scriptures cannot be broken, never! It has never failed, and not for you. You will surely stand before kings, not just mean men. Scriptures encourages us to make sure that whatever our hands findeth to do, should be done well. So, keep at it, for in due season, if you faint not, you will reap.
Whatever is that work, as long as it is not negative, you will not only be rewarded but celebrated in Jesus mighty name. Do not give up and do not discuss with people who will help reduce your morale.
Seed time and harvest is real. You shall not be robbed in Jesus mighty name.