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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Catching Up Again

Once a person falls behind, it is extremely difficult to get ahead.   This is the lesson I am learning this week.  Good intentions are not enough.  Wishing it were done is not enough.  Living a "woulda, shoulda, coulda" existence is futile.  I'm starting to sound like an addition to the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible.

What is this about?  The writer of Ecclesiastes, supposedly a very wise man, records his search for many things, but repeatedly compares his actions to ". . . a chasing after the wind" and often says "this too is meaningless".  This certainly is the epitome of hopelessness.

All is not hopeless, however, even in Ecclesiastes.  Chapter 3 begins, "There is a time for everything . . ."  Ecclesiastes 9:10 tells me "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might . . ."  These verses sound like something I can use.  On the other hand, my Creator has something for me to do before I look around to see what my hand finds to do.

I am once again struggling with priorities, especially the priority stated in Matthew 6:33, "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness . . ."  This is so clear, stated so simply, and is the key to success of any kind.  Therefore, this is what I have to do, whether it takes me several days, or weeks.  However long it takes to develop this habit, I need to seek God before I do anything else.  I want to be able to wake in the morning and say "Thank you, Lord, for this new day.  Please show me what you want me to do today." 

First steps, baby steps, stumbling steps.
Whenever you fall, get up.
First steps, baby steps, stumbling steps.
Take His hand that is offered.
First steps, baby steps, stumbling steps.
It's alright to start again.

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