This was my day yesterday.
And will be a healthy portion of my day today…so follow along for a lesson in technology…because in order to reduce ALL my photos on this little oversized website…from what you see right there to…
what you see right here…
I had to do …
as to make sure I preserve things like…
because….whew…we wouldn’t want to let this kind of photographic treasure to be lost in cyberspace, now would we?
But seriously…as I monotonously clicked through the steps for…Are you ready???…2,600 photographs that attached to this here little journey I have taken you all on over the last few years…I had a lot of thoughts running through my head.
So here are just a few of them…
<3 Wow…what a ride it has been. Not just getting the opportunity to pursue this thing that has scared the living daylights out of me just going public with so many private parts of me in hopes of sending out some words of hope, comfort, exhortation, humor, life-stuff from my heart and God’s Word…but the whole sometimes-messy, often-crazy, surprisingly joy-filled life God has blessed our family to live.
<3 I was also struck by how vivid my memories were attached to each photo…whether it’s cups of coffee or a beautiful presentation of a meal or a random photo of a some flowers on one of my walks, I didn’t look at a single picture and wonder about the story behind it.
Like this one…
was the day a blizzard was going to keep Lola from coming to visit and this guy got busy dressing warm and grabbed his mommy’s wallet so they could just come to me.
Still get big old sloppy tears thinking how I considered strapping on snow shoes just to get to him.
But here’s the thought that adds some insight into maybe your life today…
<3 As I went through all the steps sooooooooooo many times…it was tedious and repetitive and mind-numbingly boring at times.
I would go back to the ones remaining and think of the hours I had put in and how many hours were left to go and it took everything in me to fight the urge to just quit.
And then this terrible thought struck me.
What if it doesn’t work?
What if all this time I have put in to this task does not accomplish what needs to be done?
You see, if it works out the way it is supposed to and my site is blissfully unencumbered by unnecessarily excessive data…well…all the effort is worth it.
But if it doesn’t.
Oh my goodness…
And it made me think how much of life is like that.
If my motivation for sticking it out is for the satisfaction I will gain from the success of my desired result, I will end up short so many times.
But if my motivation comes from obedience to follow through the tasks I have been given..to fulfill the purpose for each day by being in that moment, doing that thing…whatever it is and whatever the outcome…all for the glory of God…well…
that changes everything.
So I will finish those picture edits today, in between loads of laundry that we are just going to wear and throw back in the bin tomorrow…I will prepare food and then exercise to counteract the calories…I will dust and vacuum the same particles I tried to vanquish yesterday…I will drag out my journal and start outlining a lesson for Sunday and along the way I will tap out some more thoughts for you for tomorrow…and I will do it… in obedience…all to the glory of God <3
I have no guarantees that the time I spend on any tasks will have any lasting effect.
But sure as heck…if I didn’t do them…there would be some serious setbacks for those plans and purposes God prepared in advance for me to do.
So let’s do the thing…even if it’s repetitive and boring and we just did it yesterday and here we have to do it again today.
Let’s do it and do it well, shall we?
How about you?
What’s your Kingdom plan today?
Be blessed as you carry it out…step by step, piece by piece…byte by byte <3