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Just One Load

  
Yesterday, I had a rough morning. It was the day after daylight savings, so I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in that. On top of that, I was feeling under the weather and I didn’t want to get up and get going at all. I just felt so blah. 

But I have a baby, so I didn’t have much choice about waking up. I guzzled some coffee and tried to find some gumption. I had a load of towels in the dryer that needed folded. I thought, “If all I get done today is just this one load of laundry folded and put away-I’ll call it a good day.” (Yes, I was feeling that pathetic).

But, once I got that done, I realized I had more energy than I thought. I slowly started picking up steam on several little projects that needed to get done. Like most things in life, yesterday’s jobs weren’t so bad once I got going. It’s the starting out that’s always so hard.

Life is about taking one step at a time. I spin my wheels a lot because I get overwhelmed by the details that make up the whole process. But really, I just need to take the first step and then the next will come so much easier. Once I get started, I’m always surprised by what I can accomplish. 

This baby, this house- this is my job right now. This is the work that is set before me. Colossians 3:23 says: 

“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men…”

Most days, my whole heart is in the work of raising my baby. Some days are rough, though. Still, the command is there. Put your heart in your work and do it for the Lord. Even on a mundane Monday. And if you’re having trouble getting going, start with just one load.

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    One Mile Smile
    March 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I haven’t even managed to get to that one load of towels here … no small baby, but two wild pre-schoolers wanting to teach me about dinosaurs and sing princess songs. And one tired Mom who was up calming bad dreams and soothing nerves after nightmares. Yes, this Mom gig is intense. The laundry can wait today.

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