Tuesday, January 22, 2013

dream, pray, do

Question 3:

Am I on the path of something absolutely marvelous or something absolutely mediocre?

What is your path? Do you wake up in the morning and do the same thing every single day. Do you wake up on Saturday morning and wander aimlessly through the day only to go to bed and wake up Sunday morning and wander aimlessly through that day as well? Or do you wake up Saturday morning with a list of chores to be done that couldn't possibly be done in two days, but you try......finding yourself looking forward to Monday so you can go to work and rest?

It is easy to get caught up in a "routine". If you have seen the movie "Hope Springs", you know what a routine can do to person and/or relationship. For those of you who have not seen the movie, it is very enlightening for a married couple to watch. It opened Kevin and my eyes to what we DON'T want to happen to our marriage. Here is a brief overview of the movie without giving too much of the story away for those of you who have not seen it yet.

Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough - the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.

Please don't get me wrong....I don't want this post to come off as "never satisfied", "never happy with what I have and always wanting more" or "always looking to the future instead of living in the now". We don't want to slip into those three above-mentioned statements. However, we can live in the now, be grateful for what we have and still work towards something marvelous!

God calls us to become the best version of ourselves (I know I have posted that before, but it bears repeating). We are called to be great wives, husbands, Mothers, Fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers. We are called to serve. We are called to share our gifts. We are called to be marvelous.....not mediocre. Whatever our calling is....remember, God is with us.....and with God, we cannot fail!

So whatever hopes you have for your life, break out of that routine.....dream big, pray hard, then do with great enthusiasm.

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