You have to choose action even when you don’t want to choose action because it is up to you.
I had to make the donuts – not literally, but figuratively. Although thinking about it now, it would be neat to know how to make donuts. But that is a squirrel for another day.
Today, my donuts were words.
I had to write. What I wanted to do was hunker down under the warmth of my covers.
The yuck that had been trying to crawl over me was still there demanding attention. Fighting it off had left me depleted. I knew that the cold waited to greet me and to add to the draining power of the yuck. So I hid under the covers waiting for my day to start itself.
It turns out that my day doesn’t go far on its own. I have to get up and get going if I want my day to get going.
How to Choose Action for Your Day
As the door turns on its hinges, so does a lazy man turn in his bed.” – Proverbs 26:14
“Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of your hear grows the issues of life.” – Proverbs 4:23
I got up – in part because the donut commercial kept running through my head – but mostly I got up because I wanted to share with you. I know that I am not the only one that struggles some days (even on days when the yuck doesn’t make an appearance). I wanted you to know that you are not alone.
Today, I want to be your encouragement. In reaching out to you, you encouraged me and made me want to choose to push forward.
How else can I be an encouragement for you on this journey? Email me or share your own tips in the comments below.
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