I spend a lot of my time waiting. I don’t know if this is a good thing but I can say in the last few years I have indeed become a more patient person because of it. I know I have many MANY improvements to make in that area but I do know it has already gotten better. I am not sure where I am going with this but waiting is indeed hard. Indulging is easy.
Life is hard.
How often to we say and hear that phrase?
Life is hard. I know it is. But what makes it so hard? And if it wasn’t hard would we like it?
The first part of my day today I spent bumming around apathetically breathing until it was time for work. That sounds pathetic but I couldn’t get the motivation to read, write, workout or really do much of anything… they all seemed hard. Too much effort…
I even heard myself say this morning “life is boring”. What an awful statement! How could I say such a thing? I say: if life is boring, it is no ones fault but your own.
I changed that already and I hope I remember the next time I think that to get my lazy behind off the couch and go do something. I got to spend time with Jaime tonight and just being in her company made me feel better. It is healthy and inspiring to be in good fruitful company. I also got to go for a walk and tomorrow I am working out early and driving to Atlanta for a big concert.
So, I guess all this is to say it is a blessing life is tough and if it is easy, you are probably lazy, settling, or simply refusing to work hard for what you want. If you are bored, you need to get motivated. We need to quit taking life easy or we are going to be real disappointed. Life is tough for a reason and it is so we work and have fun and a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. I found a few ways to look at it and over the course of the next couple of days I am going to share.
Compliments of Beverly Heirich
Bad is easy. Good is hard.
Falling is easy. Getting up is hard.
Talking is easy. Listening is hard.
Losing is easy. Winning is hard
Watching TV is easy. Reading is hard.
Giving advice is easy. Taking advice is hard.
Flab is easy. Muscle is hard.
Dirty is easy. Clean is hard.
Take is easy. Give is hard.
Dream is easy. Think is hard.
Lying is easy. Truth is hard.
Sleeping is easy. Waking is hard.
I’ll add my own by saying,
Sin is easy. Trust and obedience is hard.
Talking about God is easy. Praying to God is hard.
And listening to God is even harder.
I pray you all take the hard road.
Because after all, “Nothing in life that is good and worthwhile comes without effort”