"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. (the navy mug holds slightly less)
  • 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 9 reviews
Julie Shutt
Love it!!

Quality craftsmanship and encouraging message!

Beautiful mug

This quality and craftsmanship of this mug are 5 star! It’s a beautiful color pink.

Megan Rushing

This is a beautiful mug! Fits perfectly in my hand and I reach for it whenever it’s clean. I love the design and reminder to faithfulness as I sip!

Beautiful mug to encourage self and others

I bought this mug for myself and a friend who is going through a health battle. It’s a beautiful daily reminder to press on and do the next thing faithfully! The handmade quality and uniqueness can’t be beat. Thanks Brighter Day for all you do to encourage others!

Melissa S.
Beautiful mug!

Love this mug and the meaning behind it. Beautifully crafted!

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