Enjoying our masterpiece

Good Morning and Happy Monday!  I was up early this morning after a long night of writing.  I hopped into my Monday mode.   As I looked over to my office I saw the pile of To-Dos just sitting there.  Screaming at me.  FINISH ME!  Ok maybe not screaming at me but they were taunting me from the other room.  I’m wrapping up all my task for Saturday’s luncheon and bible study series, preparing for my niece’s baby shower ANNNND getting some wood projects completed, PLUS all along editing my book.  PHEW!  So what was my plan to tackle it all?  I crawled back into bed and snuggled under my comforter while the thunder rolled and the rain came pouring down.  I just wasn’t ready and surely unsure where to start.   So the best thing to do is, OF COURSE, PINTEREST! LOL  And one pin after another and  I came across this quote this morning as I hid under the covers and it just spoke out to me. Instead of trying to spread our focus on numerous things/task in a day. Let us instead focus and perfect one. Finish that which you have started.  That’s my problem.  I was spreading myself with task everywhere.  What I needed to do was just center on one thing at a time.  Instead of trying to do it all at once.  I have 6 days to complete the bible study luncheon to dos.  So surely I can do one thing a day.  And as for the baby shower, I have 6 weeks yet I was overwhelming myself.  You see WE do this to ourselves.  No one else.

I know I am terrible at that but when I buckle myself down and just solely focus on that one task, I am pleased with its outcome. It’s ok to multitask but there are times that multitasking can prevent us from staying centered on what truly matters most.  We get so lost in trying to do it all we get frustrated.  Then what comes after?  STRESS!  EWWW!

When we read in Genesis on God’s creations, we see that on each day God focused on one area at a time. He could have finished it all in a day or two but God purposely chose to do only so much per day. And each day he was pleased with what he had completed. We should feel this very same way. See our accomplishments through so we can look proudly at what we did. Enjoy the masterpiece we have created.  Instead of trying to run ragged doing this and that and at the end of the day nothing’s completed.  We are grouchy and stressed.  Or the moment we do finish something we are just so glad it’s over that we can’t even appreciate it at all.   Let us follow in God’s lead and take each day one day at a time.  Not to overwhelm ourselves trying to do a weeks worth in a day.  Let us plan accordingly and work at ease.

Genesis 1:3-5 says, And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light “day”, and the darkness he called “night”.  And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.

Let us look at what we do as God saw what he had accomplished.  Let us look and enjoy our accomplishments.  Let us see the good in all we do.  Let us stand back and enjoy the beautiful masterpiece we created.  Just as God stood there taking in the beauty of that very first day he created and every day after.  When we look around, let us enjoy the masterpiece our Father created for us to enjoy each and every day.

XOXO…Ileen

psst…God Loves You

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