Day 123: Just Do It

Happy Monday and Day 123 of Another 100 Days of Hannah ...and Counting, y’all!

Guys, it’s funny how motivation can determine energy levels.  I mean, it’s definitely not the sole determining factor, but on days when I’m motivated, it’s so much easier to get up and get out of bed than on days that I’m not motivated.

‘What type of day is today’, you may ask.
Great question.  I’m definitely not super motivated this morning, which is probably why I’m still dragging a bit. But, there have been worse mornings too.

In any case, today’s post is inspired by a conversation that I had with a friend yesterday.

As y’all have pretty frequently seen, I can feel very overwhelmed some days.  Like there’s not enough time in the day for me to work and do anything else.  And I know I’m not alone in this feeling.  At least, others who I know in similar professions have often expressed this.

Something like - I don’t feel like I have enough time to do anything besides work.  How will I ever be able to do ______?  (Normally, but not alway, this blank is related to having and taking care of children.)

As my friend so simply put it: you just do.
You adapt.
You keep going.
It’s not that it’s particularly easy or without stress - it’s not.
But, regardless, you just do.

Sometimes your priorities change.  Sometimes things that you thought you couldn’t live without before, you learn that you can actually do quite well without. You learn to manage your time better.  You become more flexible.

Because that’s what you have to do.

This conversation honestly provided a pretty solid shift in perspective for me.  (Even though I’m sure my dad at some point has said something pretty similar.  Funny how the same thing from a different person can come across entirely different.)

And I’m pretty sure it lines up with scripture.

We are told in Matthew 6:34:

Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Maybe this is why in the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us to say: 
 
Give us this day our daily bread.

Because maybe, just maybe, He knows how prone we are to looking ahead.  To trying to control the future today.

But here, the unspoken promise is that He will provide.  He will give strength.  He will give wisdom. He will give energy.  He will give everything - everything that we need to make it through each day, walking step by step with Him.

I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty comforting to me.
Knowing that my Father will provide.
And that with Him by my side, no matter what comes, we can ‘just do it’.

Catch y’all tomorrow,

Hannah 

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