Ever had some challenging work and wanted to give up halfway through?

I usually always regret rearranging furniture at home — at least at some point. Then I fold my arms, shake my head and think Why on earth did I start that!?

Not any different today… (That’s the reason for the late and short post — Sorry!)

I measured the items I wanted to move around and the size of the area/s. Then  I stepped back, looking at them and saying to myself: “Let’s do it!” I’m always so full of energy — up to about halftime. That’s when an item does not fit into its planned space, or when it doesn’t match the surrounding items, or when the strength of my body begins to fail.

There are times in our Christian walk when we bump into problems: things do not go according to our plan, what we figured would work does not or no longer match our lives, our ability and strength fails. We need to refocus.

If it’s only a matter of rearranging furniture it is not that tough. Sometimes I just put the items back where they had been before or I’ll let things cool down for a few days until I get the right ideas and then start over again, or I’ll get someone to help me with the task. During other times, all it’ll take is a cup of freshly brewed coffee to spark some inspiration and to get me back to work.

When facing a challenge in life, though, it’s a different story. I have to remind myself to keep control over my thoughts, words and emotions. It’s so easy to wonder off, isn’t it? Another reminder is that I know and have to remember that things happen by His Strength not by my own.

Do you have areas in your life where you feel like you are stuck? Do you want to quit then? What do you do?




About Carmen W.

I'm a helpmate, homemaker, mom, and writer, who was born and raised in Germany but is now living in Ireland. I love to study, read and write about the Christian faith, homemaking, home education, music, and dog training.
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