28 Jan Hard Work
“Work, work, work, work, work, work
You see me I be work, work, work, work, work, work”
Sometimes I like the idea of things more than I actually like them. Sometimes I even hear myself telling people I love things I really don’t. Sorry.
Take camping for instance. I love the thought of us sleeping in a tent, enjoying the cool mountain air, cooking outside, “roughing it.” What better chance to unplug, relax, and be with your family. But then we get ready to go. And I realize I don’t really love camping. It’s a lot of work.
Another one is running. I want to be a runner. I like talking the talk with all the runners. I love running clothes and shoes. But then I start running. And I feel like I can’t breathe, and my knees hurt, and I feel like I’m going to pass out. It’s a lot of work.
What about painting? I love the thought of painting. I love to decorate and make cute things. I want the bathroom gray, or the girls’ rooms pink. I want to change all my frames to turquoise. I love the final product. But then I start painting and realize I don’t really love it. I get paint in my hair and everywhere else. Usually Sean steps in and finishes it. He’s way better. It’s a lot of work.
There are many more things…planning a party, parenting, gardening (I just pulled a year’s worth of weeds out of my garden), keeping my house clean…you get the picture.
I love the final result…but it takes work. A LOT of work.
It’s like that in my relationship with God.
I want to read the Bible every day; I don’t want to be prideful; I don’t want to yell at my kids; I don’t want to gossip; I want to share my faith with everyone I meet. I want to reflect Christ in everything that I say and do. I really like that me; but sometimes I don’t want to do the work to make it happen. I get too busy doing things that come easy. At the time it seems like a good idea, but the results are not that good.
I want people to perceive me the way I want to be rather than the way I am. Anybody with me? I want people to think I’m pretty great and have it all together. But I don’t. I guess I better get to work.