I mix my daily cup of tea with a little thought or a little word. In that thought or word, I try to discover my purpose for that day, my purpose for that week, my purpose for that time in life.
I find that it’s beneficial for me to be organized yet flexible. I must be organized in my pursuits yet flexible with their outcome. I must be diligent with the tasks I have been given yet entrust their meaning with God. I must do as I have been designed by the Author of Life to do yet I must allow Him to write and rewrite the story as He pleases.
“His will of decree establishes every event in history, every thought and intention of every person, everything that ever happens. This will extends even to the ordination of evil, for the Lord works out everything according to the counsel of His will (Eph. 1:11). Importantly, not everything that God ordains in His hidden will is in itself pleasing to Him. Considered in themselves, He hates the evils He ordains, but He ordains them in order to overcome evil and achieve a greater good that does please Him (Rom. 8:28).”- The Will of God
Many years ago, when I was worn and torn over a matter of God’s will, a mentor said to me, “Just do the next thing.” It seemed so trite at the time. Yet, it is what living requires of us. Which is why I choose to dwell on the truths of the Lord and set out to be productive with what I have been given. Hence, this excellent series (part 1) from Darling Magazine about 1) being creative, 2) putting feelings aside, and 3) staying positive.
So, read on reader, and mix your fix with thought or word; it’s all in how you make it …
“Check your pockets and your purse. Take a look all around you. Check under the cushions and retrace your steps, because something very valuable is being stolen from you.” -Getting Your Attention/Part1