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How Boring Is Your Life?

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.  (Tweet this)

It can be easy to get lost in the swirl of the maintenance. Don't lose heart, faithfulness always pays off in the end.(Tweet this)

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
 

Don't give in to apathy or boredom.

Keep stirring up your dreams and encouraging yourself in the Lord!

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

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My dream is for us all to dream big and go after our dreams with everything we have. Regardless of how exciting dream chasing is, life will always be full of boring moments. We all have basic maintenance things we have to do each day. We have to clean our homes, feed our dogs, and fill our cars with gas over and over again.

Personally I find it tedious to wash my face and brush my teeth every single night. I choose to be faithful in these little things because I know that they are important in both the short and long term.

These maintenance moments are some of the basic building blocks of life.

Sometimes God leaves us in a place of boring repetition because He has us in a holding pattern. Regardless of how boring our lives may seem, people around us are watching.

There will suddenly come a moment when all of your steadiness will pay off. Your consistent choosing to have a joyful attitude in the midst of plain normal life will open up the door for a "wow" moment.

You never can tell when your faithfulness will open the door for you to make a forever impact in someone's life.

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Galatians 6:9

Slow and steady wins the race!

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Peace Train

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I want to share with you an experience my spiritual daughter had with the Lord just the other day.  I love it so much because it's all about abiding in peace and the kingdom.  Enjoy! I just had the craziest experience with the Lord. We were standing in this train station, and I could literally feel the air from the train pushing against my face and back. I was like,"Hey, I hate trains." Jesus was like, "Let yourself go." The wind totally held me up. He was like, "That's abiding in peace." Then we walked onto the train, but it was still moving so fast. He was telling me the importance of abiding in peace and asked if I wanted to see something cool. I said, "Yes." We got off the train, and the station was crowded. Everyone was frozen and Jesus said, "Watch this." He went and began to change people's faces, their expressions. He was like, "You try it." We literally ran through the crowd, and we were taking casts off people and taking their crutches. We would just stretch out the person's legs or arms or whatever, and they were gonna be better. Then we went back on the train. He told me that I can travel faster in peace than any other way.