It’s Monday, again.
I woke up this morning with the same mindset that I have at the beginning of each week, which is: I just need to get through this week.
I am in a constant state of work, school, sleep, repeat, work ,school, sleep, repeat . . . I’m just merely going through the motions day by day, looking forward to the weekend and coming to find that it only lasts for about five minutes, and then going back to reality on Monday.
I had a little bit of extra time on my hands this morning before I trek into work so as of right now, you can find me at Starbucks sipping on my cinnamon dolce, nibbling on my breakfast sandwich, reading a small passage from my bible, and typing away to you.
Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Appropriate for my thoughts right now, isn’t it?
I tied this into my every day life. Why is it that I am simply just ‘going through the motions’ of this beautiful life in which my Lord created for me?
It’s because I am sprinting.
I am sprinting to the next Friday, to the next fun event, to the next holiday, to the next big thing that will give me a break from work, school, sleep, repeat.
I am sprinting through my Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I am sprinting through the small simplicities from day to day because I am too wrapped up into my responsibilities and coursework. I’ve come to find the harsh realization of this wrongdoing: I get stressed. I get emotional. I get tired, both physically and emotionally. And last but not least, I abuse the people and the things that I love.
Hebrews says it best. Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus.
Run with endurance.
Sprinting is never the answer. Life passes by too quickly to begin with, so why are we so eager to rush through the days?
I want a life that sizzles and surprises me each and every day. I don’t want to look back and see that my life was full of meetings and errands and receipts and stressors. I want to enjoy every breath with those that I love and with those that love me. I want to make God belly laugh each and every day, happy that He gave life to someone who cherishes it as much as He wanted them to. I want to lay aside every weight and run with endurance toward the One who blessed me with the lung capacity to do so. I want to watch the sunset and eat ice-cream when I want to and binge watch Friends with those that I love. We’re all a part of this clock, and it is going to tick whether or not we live this life the way that it is intended for us to live it or not.
And this, my friends, is my scrambled thoughts for the day.