It seems to be a message going through my mind lately as I am working on just about everything, just one. step. at. a. time.
One step at a time as I carry the firewood to the back of the trailer after a hundred yards over forest floor terrain.
Just one bracelet at a time as I work on those 90 some odd pieces that need to be made- before November 19th and not all of my beads have arrived.
Just one more page, one more sentence, one more word as I push to complete another chapter in the WIP. Just focus on that one chapter for my goal of finishing it by Christmas Break. Not focusing on the rewriting I know I need to do. Not focusing on even meeting that goal, because I might not. Just focusing on one page, one step at a time.
I don't know about you, but I get easily overwhelmed. It seems to be almost chronic with me. And it only happens when I focus on the big picture and everything that I need to get done. I was worrying yesterday as I put my new beads away that I won't have enough, forgetting the other couple hundred bracelets that can be pulled apart and rebeaded.
I worry about not hitting my self imposed "deadline", but have I ever thought on the fact that the timeline can be negotiable? And it needs to be. Because I have to take the time to do it right, not push through just to meet my deadline and go right back to where I started.
The big picture overwhelms me. I can't handle it. I can't worry about eternity, I have to live my life now. I have to live it now for Christ, today. Because today is the only promise we have. We are only guaranteed the minute we are living in. Why worry about anything else? It just takes away from the joy of the moment.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:25-27
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