29 July 2016
Water Your Life
"I used to sit on the grass and wonder what to do with myself. I also got tired of the blank white wall. I also got tired even of the beautiful blue sky. I also thought the thatch was just thatch and wished the roses did not stand in a row."
- G.K. Chesterton
Water your life.
Take a moment to pause and really look at the gifts you have.
If you were here right now I would offer to make you some tea, and serve it to you.
Your life is moving really fast. You missed a kind moment today. You are too hard on yourself.
But, you are enough - just as you are. Something in us always wants to remind us of how we failed. How we are not worthy. How we don't deserve to be recognized. Why are we so much harder on ourselves?
When our what-ifs become negative, we are cutting off our creative hope. That breeds fear and worry rather than a good imagination of the future. Don't give up. Don't shorten your meaning and purpose. What you are making and doing is important to God's kingdom. Whether you are making muffins, making stories, making good decisions, doing good in your business, doing your work using the best of your talents. Each thing you do is important.
We are imperfect drafts that are going to be in process for a long time, until Christ perfect us in New Creation. There are many more pages to fill with your personal imprints and creative notions until then. It is all for the glory of God. It will all be perfected one day.
The things that are important to you all matter.
I just wanted to tell you that. I feel like you might need to read that today.
There is a conclusion to the story began above by G.K. Chesterton. He realized if he could draw his own ideal scene, he would draw the same scene that was before him, even with white walls, blue sky, and red roses. Nothing else seemed quite right. With new eyes he looked upon that scene which had grown so weary to him, and his whole perspective shifted. He looked upon it as if seeing it for the first time. That is how we should see our every day.