Good Day, God!
My wonderful husband Kit and I had dinner last night on the lanai of The Shack waiting for the moon to rise. We had missed the moon rise the day before because before I got home from my mom’s, the moon was UP. I hadn’t realized that it isn’t just about the moon. I want the whole package: the sun setting, the growing twilight and the eager scanning of the sky for the first sighting of moonlight.
Waiting is on my mind, God, because I am realizing that I have been sort of passively “waiting” to grow up. Mind You, I thought I’d done pretty well. But, somehow, I just thought that one day I’d add another portion of being mature. That illusion was shattered this week while reading (listening to it, actually), Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink.
Much of the information in the book is familiar — but, this week it has been like hearing it for the first time. I can rescript my life, God? Yes, that is what you have been telling me. But, I guess I thought YOU would do the whole thing. . . DUH!
So, now it is somehow MUCH clearer that I am not a FIXED being. I’m designed to GROW. But that GROWTH takes TIME and TENACITY (read: HARD WORK). So, in an effort to rescript my operating system — I an renaming tedious. The Terrible Trivium Demon (as seen in the Phantom Tollbooth) always made me think that trivial details were BORING. So I slid by them. Now I am naming them SATISFYING!
Sigh. I am such a Slow Learner, God! The only thing that redeems that designation is that it beats being a Non-Learner!