Blessing in Creation!

Blessing in Creation!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Going in Circles

Do you ever feel like you are going in circles? Do you ever open your calendar to plan out your week, only to discover that it looks exactly like your last week?

Life sometimes seems to be like going around a track. I walked 4 miles today. Since every lap looked the same, it was easy to forget which lap I was on. I had to make a conscious effort to be aware of where I was as well as keep myself focused on the ultimate goal. Life can be like that. We have goals, we make plans, and then the mundane, everyday happens. We wake kids up, have breakfast, make lunches, go to school/work, come home, make dinner, feed the pets . . . I think you are seeing the picture.

So how do we make each day fresh and new, while continuing to value the everyday life we have been blessed with. I am reminded of an old saying, "Bloom where you are planted". Don't just exist, but bloom! Rather than going through the motions of the mundane activities of daily life, look for the ah ha moments within them. Instead of being bored, look for new opportunities, new friendships waiting to be discovered, and new ways to shine God's love to those around us who may be lonely, hurting, or trapped in their own mundane existance.

My Bible School Principal, Billy Strachan, used to say that if life was hard and you were in the midst of trials or disappointment that you should pray for others. He said that soon you would discover your life wasn't so bad after all. His advise was very wise. If we stop looking in the mirrow, but instead look forward, we will see opportunities all around us. Opportunies to learn, love, grow, and share.

God is good.

1 comment:

  1. Great Job. I loved your entry. Glad you are doing this. I am trying to find the time to "follow" you. I read your entry each day. You are doing great.