"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." ---Colossians 3:23
So the kitchen sink was (still is) draining so slowly that I shouldn't run the dishwasher and that large bald patch of lawn (over the repaired pipes) out front did not like the seed I planted, my rhododendron bush died and there's more, but it's complicated.
Gee, I complained a lot last week. "I'm too old for all this," I said too many times.
Life felt grey inside my head, like I'd opened a door to 'everything 'round here in 2022 is breaking' and couldn't shut it. I hate that feeling. Then eventually the Holy Spirit asked, "Had enough?" to which I replied, "Yes! I can barely stand to be in the same room with myself." ツ
So He pulled me off the red couch (where I'd melted like a slug) then--
asked me to write a long gratitude list
reminded me to pray that 'restore unto me the joy of _____" prayer
and had me dust off my Weekly To Do List (long forgotten thing).
My oh my, things improved immediately. How life-altering is proactivity! I began fixing things (or trying) and rewarding myself with extra reading time and snacks (hey. One must do what she must do). And again I can say it's a wonderful life.
No surprise all the forces which come against us regarding
proactivity. Apathy will ruin what was meant to be a marvelous, creative life.
Life feels sweet and to be treasured again even if some things 'round here still are messed up.
Note to self: apathy is not from God, but these are--
--and an overcoming spirit. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (or find help for the areas where we're weak). With Jesus living inside us gone are the excuses for living all defeated like those who've not yet met Him.
“He who is slothful in his work is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.” (Yikes!!!) ---Proverbs 18:9
"I would challenge everyone to ask for abundant grace every morning and see if it does not change the way you walk through Life. It will bring victory!"
Along these lines, here's an inspiring video, below.
(You can do a fast-forward viewing like I did, but be sure to check out the final two minutes. Wow! The kind of tough, no nonsense talk we don't hear enough of these days.) --
It's important to know what can be fixed and what cannot--and then work through the necessary acceptances and adjustments inside our mind.
Please remember: My posts are always about more than they appear to be.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15