Plugging along and enjoying each moment

I have heard from a number of people this week who are undergoing major changes in their lives. My baby sister, Brenda, has been in the banking business for 31 years and this is her last week on that job. She went to work for the bank while she was still in high school and has been at the same branch for all those years. She recently felt a nudge to do something different with her life and an opportunity came from out of the blue. She will now be working as the bookkeeper for a group home of mentally handicapped men. Change…

My nephew and his wife have had their Columbus home on the market for quite awhile and just this week they finally got a contract. The contract is good news, but the bad news is they only have 10 days to get moved out. They are frantically looking for a new home in the right school district because their daughter starts to kindergarten this year. Change…

What about those of us who aren’t experiencing changes in our lives right now? I’m sure I’m not the only one who is in a rut. We go to work, we eat, we sleep, we get up and go to work. What about us, what can we do to overcome the sameness?

I think we have to look for joy in the ordinary, everyday things that we do day in and day out and I am determined to make a more conscious effort of doing just that.

The story about the tortoise and the hare popped into my brain as I was writing this article. That little tortoise just kept moving along, he didn’t get distracted, he didn’t take a break. I think that is what many of us are like. We just keep plugging along, doing our jobs, taking care of our homes and families, basically we are just doing the business of living.

That is an amazing feat and we should be proud of ourselves for plugging along but I think we should view our lives differently if we are Christians. God’s word gives us a clue about going about our everyday lives.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24