Stone Soup for Five: Is it worth it?

Is it worth it?

On the hard days... is it worth it?

It would be SO much easier for me to 

GIVE UP


to GIVE IN


to go WITH the flow...






to leave it undone 
because it's a 
never ending battle
















to spend, 
because I'm tired 
of scrimping


 







to say WHO CARES, 
really, 
if their room is a 
disaster











to not follow up
and inspect.

To not require 
diligence 
and 
effort in chores















to click for just a second... that turns into an hour










 




to get busy 
instead of dig deeper













to quit
because it's hard














to not start, 
because it reqires
effort,
focus,
and 
diligence















to not teach 











to not pray












to give up because it seems so hopeless










to not count blessings









but I'm not here for a life of ease.
Life is not a resort.


And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;  and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
-Romans 5:3-5


And it is not done with my own effort


 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. -2 Cor 12:9



When Christ is at the center, when dishes, laundry, work is my song of thanks to Him, joy rains.  ~Ann Voskamp

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the reminder and encouragement.

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