"Do the Next Thing" mug
"Do the Next Thing" mug
"Do the Next Thing" mug
"Do the Next Thing" mug
"Do the Next Thing" mug
"Do the Next Thing" mug
"Do the Next Thing" mug

"Do the Next Thing" mug

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"Do the next thing." 

Elisabeth Elliot popularized the following poem, which reminds those who feel overwhelmed or consumed by the weighty tasks of life that God is simply asking you to trust Him and "do the next thing." Overwhelming piles of laundry, toddler tantrums, and the weight of motherhood can tempt us to throw in the towel and give up, but our job is to trust God and to faithfully do the next thing He's put in front of us. I pray that this mug serves as a tangible reminder for those who feel anxious or discouraged to anchor their hope in Christ and do the next thing.

From an old English parsonage down by the sea
There came in the twilight a message to me;
Its quaint Saxon legend, deeply engraven,
Hath, it seems to me, teaching from Heaven.
And on through the doors the quiet words ring
Like a low inspiration: “DO THE NEXT THING.”

Many a questioning, many a fear,
Many a doubt, hath its quieting here.
Moment by moment, let down from Heaven,
Time, opportunity, and guidance are given.
Fear not tomorrows, child of the King,
Trust them with Jesus, do the next thing

Do it immediately, do it with prayer;
Do it reliantly, casting all care;
Do it with reverence, tracing His hand
Who placed it before thee with earnest command.
Stayed on Omnipotence, safe ‘neath His wing,
Leave all results, do the next thing

Looking for Jesus, ever serener,
Working or suffering, be thy demeanor;
In His dear presence, the rest of His calm,
The light of His countenance be thy psalm,
Strong in His faithfulness, praise and sing.
Then, as He beckons thee, do the next thing.

This gorgeous mug is handmade by local potters at Black Oak Art in Waco, Texas. Perfect for keeping your coffee or tea piping hot as you tackle the next thing on your to-do list. 
  • Dishwasher safe (we recommend using the top rack)
  • Microwave safe
  • Lead-free
  • Holds approximately 11 oz. 
  • Measures approximately 3.5" tall, 5" wide
  • Due to its handmade nature, design may vary slightly from mug to mug.

I've created a free 8.5x11" printable of the poem that you can download here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Mama Bird
Bought Rose Cup

The cup is beautiful. It's darker than I thought it would be. I do think it's overpriced (about $30 w/shipping and handling and tax) for one cup. But I wanted to give myself a tangible reminder during a hard time in life.

Jolene Ober

I purchased a "do the next thing" mug as well as a "raising readers" mug. They are both beautiful! A nice size for a cup of tea or coffee while I'm homeschooling at the table, or camping this summer.
Wonderful quality and beautiful!

Maija P.
Love the reminder to do the next thing

Beautiful charcoal color, and enjoy the encouragement to simply do the next thing.


My friend adored the mug and I loved it so much that I got me one!

Sarah Smith
Do the Next Thing Mug😊

I have been loving my “Do The Next Thing” mug for a few weeks now. I love the color and I have the “Raising Readers” mug in green as well. They are both super cute and I use them every morning! Thank you Whitney for producing such cute products to share with us homeschoolers! It makes our days just alittle bit sweeter☺️

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