the little things…
**I’m going deep today. And I’m ok with it.**
It’s the little things you do in life that make the most difference.
Choosing to stay on the elliptical for 10 extra minutes because you’re trying to increase your endurance…
Waiting 10 extra SECONDS before you interrupt your 4-year old son who “desperatelyneedstotellyousomethingrightthissecond,mom.” …. Breath, Lindsay…just breath…
Putting extra broccoli on your plate, in lieu of that ultra creamy-totally worth it-orgasm inducing-mac and cheese because you know the dairy will mess with your belly…
Setting your alarm clock for 15 minutes earlier so that you can sit in the dark and the silence and just talk to God…
Finding out that your dear husband arranged for a babysitter on a week night so he could take you out for sushi…
The little things.
In a sense, they are LIFE. Right?!?
It is on rare occasion that something BIG happens. A house being bought. A pregnancy. A job change. A move across the country. Those things happen maybe once a year.
It is the little things, the daily things,that make up this life we live.
I think God works most in the little things. I truly believe that. He uses everyday life, everyday choices to make the biggest difference. Don’t get me wrong – YOU get to choose what you do (that’s called Freedom of Choice), but God’s hand is in and on these choices you make. And that’s where prayer comes in. Asking God to help you make the right choice – His choice, His path. Usually we only think about God and His direction for the BIG things: the houses, the job change, when we should/shouldn’t have kids.
But it is equally as important to seek God’s will and blessing in the LITTLE THINGS. Doing so enables something beautiful to happen….
It creates a CONVERSATION – a daily talk.
In doing so, we’re not crying out to God when we’re desperate, when we’ve lost all hope. Rather, we are talking and listening on a daily basis. PLUGGED IN to Father. Asking Him to bless our daily food, our daily decisions, the words we speak to co-workers.
Asking Him to give us the desire to be patient with our children when they get home from school, to protect our husbands at their workplace. PRAISING Him for providing the money to buy Pantene Pro-V and not VO5. Little prayers and conversations with God spoken throughout the day make a HUGE difference in the way you walk. You walk beside a FRIEND.
Our culture tells us that we can do this on our own. And that when we can’t (and I assure you, we can’t), there will be a quick fix to rescue and save us from ourselves.
How very wrong.
I say let’s try something different….let’s set up this DAILY relationship with our Father and THEN when things go wrong, we’re ok. Because we know we have a strong and perfect defender right by our side.
A relationship. In the little things. In daily life.
That’s what living in/by faith means.
And it is what we were (perfectly) designed to do. Because surely we know that we can’t do this alone.
QUESTION: I’ve never hidden my faith from anyone. But I also haven’t asked you about yours. DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD? DO YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM? Email me if you’d like to know where to start!!