I need to do the dishes again. I am irritated by it. The more I cook, the more dishes that must be done. I am proscratinating- I don’t want to do the dishes again but they must be done.
I feel this way about a lot of things in my life:
• going to the gym
• cleaning the toilet, the floors, the counters.
You get the picture.
A read a quote on Pinterest that said, “It is not a race, it is a journey, enjoy it”. I would show it to you but when I tried to save it to my camera roll, I got a warning: “Sorry something went wrong on our end”. I have a little heart attack whenever I see this stupid warning. I want to yell at the screen, “This is your job!!! You are supposed to work when I need to go back and see what I saved in you! That is the entire point of Pinterest!” Have you seen the new TV show “Revolution”? It is about when all electricity disappears on the face of the earth. I think of Pinterest. I think of all the words and recipes I would lose. I am beginning to think I should write them down…on paper, just in case. What do you think?
So, anyway…I am trying to enjoy the journey, only I don’t believe I was prepared for how much maintenance it was going to take. How important doing the same things, the little things over and over would be in the upkeep of this precious journey so that the journey doesn’t descend into the grossness. How much of the journey involves clean up and grime.
I need a quote that says something like:
“Don’t get discouraged by the amount a crap involved in the journey. It is necessary to fertilize the soil so beautiful things can grow from it.”
So today, the above is my quote for you. Done get discouraged…keeping going.
“Let God work his will in you” (James 4:7 MSG)
Sigh. Sometimes his will begins with the dishes. Or other necessaries.
May you be motivated to clean the grim,whatever it may be. With God’s help, may you diligently use it to fertilize the soil of your life and grow beautiful, wonderful things from it.