Waiting for the ‘Magical Moment’
Colossians 3: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
I was talking to a friend today when she asked if I had gone for my daily walk. I started to list off all the things I was hoping to accomplish before I went for the walk when we both started giggling. Simultaneously, we said, “Just waiting for that magical moment I guess.” We giggled because we both know that the ‘magical moment’ will never arrive if we wait for it… it’s up to us to make the ‘magical moment’ a reality! It’s easy to keep pushing exercise to the bottom of my ‘to do list’ because I thoroughly despise it! It’s not so bad once I get out there; actually I come in refreshed and feel ready to accomplish all that is ahead of me! However, it’s getting out there that I struggle with. If I go for a walk in the morning I grumble that I should be doing something else instead - like making breakfast. If I go for a walk in the middle of the day it always feels like I have to stop right in the middle of an important project. If I decide to wait till evening then I lack the motivation to get moving at the end of a long day. I have to realize there will never be a ‘magical moment,’ when life is perfect, and I can get done those things I am putting off. I have to be honest with myself and double check my motives. Do I really feel like this is what God is wanting for me at this Season of my life? If that answer to that question is, “Yes” then I need to look at exercise not as simply a good idea, but as my obedience to doing what He has put on my heart to do. Exercise, quiet time, hospitality… what is it that you are putting off until that ‘magical moment?’ God wants us to live disciplined lives. We are not meant to fly by the seat of our pants, grasping at the wind of opportunities that pass us by! We must do everything wholeheartedly as unto the Lord! For His Glory and for our good!
Because of His love,