I have come to the realization that life is really just one effort after the other.
Seriously - is it not?
One conscious exertion of power after the other all rolled up and called LIFE.
I was asked recently; "What one thing do you desire your life to be that it is not right now?"
My answer is EFFORTLESS!
Perhaps I am getting old and tired - but I am lacking the energy to put forth effort. My conscious exertion lacks. I am conscious alright - I just do not have the power behind it!
Think about it. Everything we do requires an effort. Getting out of bed in the morning when I am tired - requires effort. Getting my kids all ready and out the door for school - requires LOTS of effort! Getting them to school ON TIME - still more effort.
Marriage - takes EFFORT. Friendship - takes EFFORT. Worship - takes EFFORT. Just being alive - takes EFFORT.
So, I ask... is there such a thing as an effortless life? Perhaps not.
SO what is one to do when they are running out of energy. You can not put forth EFFORT without energy.
I know - practice what I preach! PRAY.
Matthew 11:28 - "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Okay God. Here I am. I am weary. I am burdened.
I am now awaiting rest. I will wait on the Lord. Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord.
I know this - I am just a sinful human and I want my rest NOW. Don't we all?! See, I am no different than the rest of the world.
I will find rest for my weary soul - I am going to spend time in prayer this afternoon. I am going to the Refinery so the kids can play and I can pray.
Tomorrow is Taylor's court hearing and it will require a lot of effort. Stace will take him and I will get the other 3 boys to school and meet them over there. I pray for a positive outcome and know all is in God's hands.
Pray for my strength and my conscious exertion of power. Pray that my efforts are not wasted and that we can rest peacefully in the palm of God's hand.