When you have a big dream, you need to also have a big willingness to stay in the pursuit of it day after day. So, what do you do when you're faced with so many days that feel just plain boring and ordinary?
My husband, Christopher, travels internationally a few times a year to minister in churches and conferences. He always says how it's so exciting until you have to spend all night traveling. He loves preaching and praying for people and seeing God pour out His Spirit. After he's done and heads to the airport, it's not quite so exciting. The discomfort that comes from a lack of sleep and the challenge of trying to find elusive sleep while sitting up in a chair is less than glamorous.
The thing is, you can't minister internationally without going through the hard work of traveling.
Falling in love and getting engaged is thrilling, but a life time of true love includes many days of laundry, housecleaning, and being faithful to show up at work so you can pay the bills.
Finding out you're going to bring a new life into the world is amazing, and the day the child is born rocks your world like nothing else can. In between the two events you go through days and weeks of uncomfortable growing and waiting.
Raising a child is full of exciting milestones. In between the milestones, you pass through uncountable moments of behavior training and mess cleaning.
I'm always amazed at Olympic athletes who train all day year after year for an event that only lasts 30 seconds! Talk about maintenance!
Even famous people who are doing the things you dream of doing have maintenance days.
It can be easy to get lost in the swirl of the maintenance. Don't lose heart, faithfulness always pays off in the end.
God is just so good and so faithful. Even when we get off track or discouraged, He is always weaving everything together to get us back on track.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil. 1:6