Thursday, October 8, 2009


All too often when I think of hardship, trial, suffering, adversity, affliction, etc....; I think of the BIG things. Cancer. Death. Accidents. Fire. Loss. Typically, I do NOT think of the day in-day out struggle that is described as a thorn in the flesh. That constant rub. Irritation.
But as I've been discussing with some friends and looking at scripture it seems that the BIG things are almost easier to handle (when on a strong foundations of Christ) than the gnawing little things of life. Galatians 6:9 is written for such struggles: "9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
The "911 emergency" mentality of sending in the troops for help when a major, disastrous thing occurs in life brought relief for me to hypothetically live out. Whose twisted way of thinking is this? Mine. By being "in need" because of something big, the daily grind gets relief.
Father, I do not want to cop out with my daily grind. I don't want to be a coward at enduring my hard "little" things. I want to courageously confront them over and over again. Give me the humility, gentleness and self-control needed to maintain these day in-day out mundane irritations with integrity and character. May you get some glory from these efforts!!!


Chelle said...

Amen sister, amen.

Nikkie said...

keep running to Him-even and maybe especially with the "little" things.

Christy said...

beautifully put. I came here by means of Mari Fontana's website. Thank you for your words of encouragment. I too want to have integrity in the mundaneness of everyday life... the little frustrations that chip away at us every day.

Be blessed,
christy :)

Bloom Where You Are Planted said...

AMEN!!! Wow!! It's as though you can read my thoughts!!

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