I was trying not to be in a rush to finish the kid’s homework, so I said a prayer and what finally felt like hours later, we finished. I was going to start writing, but I remembered I didn’t have the dishes done. Me and that sink had a stare down. It won. I got to work but as I was loading the dishwasher (1st world problems, I know) I had a great line come to me.
I darted to the back of the house to grab my notebook and pen. Jotting the line down, I set the notebook down and went back to the sticky plates covered in breakfast’s syrup.
I shook my head and refetched the notebook shortly after. There was no reason I couldn’t just put the thing near me while I was cleaning. Why did my man-made rules always seem to get the best of me? Humbug. No more.
I laid it on the stove and noticed a pep in my step while doing the dishes thereafter. A simple problem, solved. After that, I thought of a couple other helpful lines, and was refreshed at the fact I could lean over and scribble them.
Sometimes we just need to be okay with what our lives look like. Stained paper corner and all.
Our expectation of life doesn’t always appear the way we think it should, but I am sure God knows what He’s doing, and in our choosing to plow ahead at any rate I believe He will bless our work. (Psalm 90:17)
Because we commit it to Him.
- I will keep writing, dishes or not.
- I will keep writing even in the mundane-seeming spaces.
- I will keep writing even though I know my five year old will draw huge art on top of it, causing me to have to acquire a skill of “finding my own work.” (I don’t resent these things anymore!)
- I will keep writing even when my “planned” day doesn’t pan out to my preference.
- I will keep writing even when I feel inadequate.
- I will keep on writing even when the results do not seem glittery.
I will keep on. Will you?
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