Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Every Day

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 4:18 PM
We watch movies, tv shows, and read books where we get to experience many exciting and thrilling things in a short time span. When a crisis or major event takes place in our lives we generally have lots of supportive people around. While those crises and events are difficult to deal with, we often tap into some unknown (or known, holy) reserve to get through. We manage, we deal, and we pull through.

It's the every day that is often as, if not more challenging than those times. We don't experience excitement, thrills, and fabulous things every day. Most days are a part of our routine and very ordinary. When those days involve, which they often do, the normal struggles of life (depression, doubt, worry, self-doubt, etc.) add up over time. However, there isn't anyone swooping in to offer support and whatever we may need. A boulder can do great destruction, but so can small pebbles when they're all piled on top of each other.

While each day may have it's challenges, or seem not quite what we imagined, we should remember that each day is a step in journey we're on. And, if we're in tuned to and listening to God, that step is going to be one in the right direction. There may not be any recognition, or acknowledgement of the work we do every day - cooking, cleaning, bathing, caring, straightening - but it is all a part of the process in becoming who we will be. If we "do everything as unto the Lord, and not unto men," God will see it and lead us in the direction we are to go, eventually bringing us to the fulfillment of His perfect plan for each of us.

That fulfillment may not seem glorious or stunning when we arrive there either. But, because His perfect plan is best for us and includes a closer walk with Him, the end result will be more than we could ever hope, think or ask.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Every Day

We watch movies, tv shows, and read books where we get to experience many exciting and thrilling things in a short time span. When a crisis or major event takes place in our lives we generally have lots of supportive people around. While those crises and events are difficult to deal with, we often tap into some unknown (or known, holy) reserve to get through. We manage, we deal, and we pull through.

It's the every day that is often as, if not more challenging than those times. We don't experience excitement, thrills, and fabulous things every day. Most days are a part of our routine and very ordinary. When those days involve, which they often do, the normal struggles of life (depression, doubt, worry, self-doubt, etc.) add up over time. However, there isn't anyone swooping in to offer support and whatever we may need. A boulder can do great destruction, but so can small pebbles when they're all piled on top of each other.

While each day may have it's challenges, or seem not quite what we imagined, we should remember that each day is a step in journey we're on. And, if we're in tuned to and listening to God, that step is going to be one in the right direction. There may not be any recognition, or acknowledgement of the work we do every day - cooking, cleaning, bathing, caring, straightening - but it is all a part of the process in becoming who we will be. If we "do everything as unto the Lord, and not unto men," God will see it and lead us in the direction we are to go, eventually bringing us to the fulfillment of His perfect plan for each of us.

That fulfillment may not seem glorious or stunning when we arrive there either. But, because His perfect plan is best for us and includes a closer walk with Him, the end result will be more than we could ever hope, think or ask.

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