2015-04-15 - Get Through It
Are there any tasks you are faced with annually, that you tend to dread? As much as I love the outdoors, there are some aspects I could just as soon do without. Trimming pampas grass is one of those. Although, my son and I have trimmed them a couple of years in a row, and done so in a manner that has less of the base active in the Spring, there is still enough work to take me about 3-4 hours trimming them all. This year, when facing them, I decided to take it one at a time, and as I was clearing up the leaves, I told myself "if I just get through taking care of this one, I could do the others a different day." No need to wear myself out. It was then the point for me to make that choice, and I decided to work on the second one. In my head, I quietly said a prayer, asking for the strength I knew I was lacking. I finished all three of them, and had everything put away, just in the moments of the beginning of an upcoming storm. The next day, my back was a little sore as well as my hands, but it was much less draining this time. If I had to guess, I would say it was the prayer and the fact my Father in heaven carried me through the process of taking care of what he has given me.
Like so many other things we face in life, getting through them one at a time, asking for what we might need in order to do so, is all our Father asks of us. Some challenges, we welcome and enjoy, and some are more like work, but all of them should be done “… as to the Lord, and not unto men;”.” (Colossians 3:23 KJV)
All scripture references are from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted.