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Never a dull moment…

Grit

I have five minutes to put some words down.  So I set my watch and set out to capture something from the swirl in my head…

Ready….Go.

Just do it.  Just see the thing and tackle it.  Don’t whine about how difficult, how impossible, how painful it is.  Knuckle down, buckle down, do it do it do it!

Grit.  I want to have the grit to follow my own advice.  I tell my kids all the above, but what do I preach to myself?  I am a recovering-procrastinator, and as with most addictions, we tend to say that recovery is a life-long process.  But I want to be over it.  I want to rid myself of the weight of all the undones that loom over me, because they suck the life out of me.

I want grit.

But Iwant plush, downy compassion, too.  I want it for others (my kids) and I want others to have it for me.  Some things are just too hard.  Some things take more compassion and less push.

God lived in the grit.  He who became dust and flesh lived in the grittiness of this world and overcame.  With love, He overcame.  And He got things done.

So I just do the next thing.

Stop.

Your turn!  Hop over here   and give it a try.  Leave me a comment and tell me how you liked the assignment.

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5 thoughts on “Grit

  1. I love your word pictures “plush, downy compassion”- so good! Thanks for sharing these words from one recovering procrastinator to another! Just stopped by to share from The Gypsy Mama! (and I’m so glad I did!)

  2. “I want grit. But Iwant plush, downy compassion, too….God lived in the grit. He who became dust and flesh lived in the grittiness of this world and overcame. With love, He overcame. And He got things done.”

    I want grit, and plush, downy compassion, too. I want to follow Jesus’ lead and live in the grittiness of this world and OVERCOME those things with his perfect love. Great thoughts today.

  3. We often have to remind ourselves to continue with our determination – especially when the goal seems so far removed. I, too, have found my children are a source of motivation.

  4. Amen! May we have grit for the same things that the Lord had grit for! May we love what He loves and hate what He hates (starting with our own sin) May we be filled with the Holy Spirit’s boldness to stand firm and to GO into all the world and preach the gospel and make disciples, starting with our own children!!! Keep up the good work, Mama!
    Love you, Tresta

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