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More Than Mundane

Updated: Mar 7, 2019


68 days. 68 days until my semester ends.

68 days until my weekdays can have a different meaning to them.


68 days until change.

68 days until I am free.

68 days until a new beginning.


68 days until...


This is what I do. I constantly count the days until my life is going to experience a change, because let's face it: I'm bored.


Okay, so I was extremely excited to start school at one point. And, don't get me wrong- I am loving it (most of the time...), but I'm kind of tired of having the same schedule EVERY week.


Sunday: Church, work

Monday: Work, homework, catch the latest reality show

Tuesday: Class, homework, more class

Wednesday: Work, babysit, homework

Thursday: Class, homework, more class

Friday: Class

Saturday: Work


Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.


Here's the thing. I'm super grateful for a job that pays my bills, an education that is going to lead to a passionate career, and no other obligations to stand in my way of completing both of these things, BUT it's getting to be, well, mundane.


There's a lack of excitement. I know exactly what's coming...usually. I know what I have to do each day, and there's no real spontaneity.


Now, for some people this can be comforting. There's an ease in knowing exactly what is happening and when it's going to happen.


For a girl who can barely sit still for ten minutes, it's a challenge. I can promise you this.


So, I've found myself getting somewhat frustrated with God.


Gasp...me? A Christian? Frustrated with God?

Blasphemy!


I know, I know, I know.

But, I promised y'all I'd be real on here. And this is the truth.


I feel like He's giving me these visions, hopes and dreams that excite my bones and nourish my soul. However, I don't see any movement towards those yearnings. I feel like I'm stuck, trudging day after day through thick mud, seemingly going in endless circles.


AND- boy you guys are lucky- let me vent to you real quick. While I'm over here in my circles, EVERYONE around me seems to have doors opening all around them. My Facebook feed is full of new jobs, pregnancy announcements, wedding photos, weight loss successes!


And here I am. Eating oatmeal for the fifth day this week for breakfast.

Riveting.


I'm not saying that I want any of those things right now, but I just want you to see where I'm coming from, I guess.


So, when I was reading 2 Corinthians this morning, Jesus opened my eyes pretty quickly, and the words sobered my heart and mind immediately.

 
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away; yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
 

Wow. Can you say immediate repentance?


I LOVE that line, "yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day". It may not feel like things are changing, or that you are growing, but God is doing a work in you each and every day. Although I feel like my prayer time is repetitive, it is strengthening my soul every day. I am being molded and sculpted to get ready for what is to come next.


This made me think of my days as an athlete. Game day was obviously the most exciting of the season, but more importantly, I spent more time in practice and off-season weight training. I had to build my body and equip it before it was ready to rise to the challenge and perform on game day. Similarly, God is helping renew our bodies each day in order to ready us for the next agenda in His exciting script for our lives.


The other half of this scripture is one that I need to be reminded of every single day. We get so caught up in earthly rewards, and the opinions of those around us, yet we forget why we're here in the first place.


Think of Jesus. My man was not accepted by most, and was mocked and ridiculed. Yet His purpose was far greater than gaining acceptance from those in this world. Had He have wanted to please people rather than fulfill His heavenly duty, we may not have the undeserved grace and mercy that He came to freely give us.


My friend, your worth is far more precious to God than to anyone around you.

Your reward is waiting for you with your Heavenly Father, if you would only press on.

You may not see immediate results, or get a shiny trophy every day, but do not get weary in where you are.


There is a purpose for these days of waiting. There is a purpose for the schedule you are in at this very moment.


There is a purpose far more beautiful than you could ever imagine.


So don't give up, and don't be discouraged. Ask Him to reveal something new to you each day. Ask Him for daily strength. Ask Him to remind you of why you are where you are.


You are training for something big. Don't quit now. It may feel mundane,


but there is so much more coming.


xoxo,

Danielle

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