It’s too bad I wasn’t counting my steps. I would have gotten that cute little trophy icon award on my walking app. My wandering had taken on a life of its own.
I sat at my desk. Walked to the fridge, opened its door, and took a peek. Closed the door. Checked on mom. Back to my desk. Got up to see if NCIS re-runs were scheduled. Threw out the garbage. Back to my desk. Up and down. Around and around.
Two things were unsettling me:
I was starting a new, exciting project. I’ve been waiting to start it for the last month. Now it’s time. And I’m afraid to get going on it. It’s big and fun …and what if I don’t do it well? Let’s call it lack of confidence, shall we?
It’s mid-July. The Minnesota State Fair is just five weeks away, and that signals the end of summer. I had dreams of accomplishing so much during these no-snow months. And there are too many things not done yet.
Are you feeling what I’m talking about?
There was so much you wanted to do this summer, and the summer is almost gone. There’s a project that you want to accomplish, and you wonder if you’re good enough to get it done.
Then this morning I read a tweet reminder by my friend, Karol Ladd:
“David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you.”
Why do I get so messed up inside my head, when there is a promise for me like that?!
When I get into my unsettled wandering, it’s usually because I’m trying to figure something out on my own. I’m depending solely on my own smarts and strength. And then I throw in my insecurities and lack of confidence…and, well, at the end of the day, my feet hurt.
I forget that God Himself is walking and working with me. I just need to do the work.
Dear friend, that project you want to complete… the goal you want to meet… the memory you want to create… it’s not too late.
Let’s take a deep breath.
And then, let’s start.
Won’t it feel good to celebrate our successes? Yes!