Thursday, March 5, 2015

It takes a little time

I am typically a go getter. I make a plan, I execute the quickly as humanly possible. When we decided we were going to move into our first home, I listed our rental on Craigslist (a little prematurely, as we hadn't exactly closed on a house yet) and got a subleaser....that same day. When I decide I'm over a particular decor item, I replace it...immediately. If I get the urge to deep clean my house, it MUST happen no matter what time of day. 

However, when it comes to school....

I was always the smart kid. I studied. I worked hard. I made 100's. 

Then, somethig happened in college. My switch flipped in the complete opposite direction! I was NOT enjoying my classes, I hated the competition, and I was not a fan of college-style school. It took me 4 major changes and a few extra years to make it through my Bachelors. I became the nonmotivated girl who was the last to turn in an assignment and didn't care if I made a C. 

Fast forward to my insane decision to get my masters. Y'all. I love love love the middle school kids. I am incredibly passionate about wanting to spend time with them, teach them, and impact their lives. But I am NOT enjoying the process. 

The go-getter in me began thinking about cleaning. I am obsessed with a clean bathroom. Just stick with me here. I am the girl who cleans my toilets at least twice a week.  I scrub the shower weekly. I hate to see mold or random hair, toothpaste or makeup remnants on the counter and floor. It's icky. However-lets be honest, I don't enjoy the process. There is nothing in me that just LOVES getting on my hands and knees to scrub the bathtub or clean the toilet. It's not my favorite thing, but I do it often because I love the result. 

Why don't I look at school that same way? I should be actively "getting after it" because I'm anxious for the result. They must correlate, they must go linearly. Without the process, there is no result. 

Phillipians 3:14 says, "I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Holy Bible, ESV). 

What process are you hating right now? What are you struggling to finish because you're looking at the hard work rather than the finished result? 

Let us press on, keeping the goal in sight. Remember, without the process, there is no result! 

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