But then, there is the inevitable.
The inevitable surprise, the curve ball, the gotcha.
You have a plan for the week.
You are ready to execute the plan.
But what if you realize you underestimated the size of the task?
It is much larger than you originally thought.
Do you stop or quit?
You may contemplate defeat for a moment, but then that moment has to pass.
You are faced with an up hill, larger than you, battle.
However, as you go into the week, your overwhelming task may not even be work related.
What if your task is to love someone, or forgive someone, who is neither lovable nor deserving of forgiveness?
What if your task is to eliminate any distraction from your life that causes you to lose focus on your week ahead?
What if your task is to begin an exercise routine?
What if your task is to begin an addiction program?
What if your task is to merely physically get out of bed?
Whatever your task is, I want to encourage you with forty three words.
Forty three words that you can write down, copy and paste, print out, tape up on the wall, tape down on the desk, tape to the window, say it out loud over and over again, whatever you have to do for it to become part of your thought process.
The forty three words?
“Be strong and courageous and get to work. Don’t be frightened by the size of the task, for the Lord my God is with you; he will not forsake you. He will see to it that everything is finished correctly.” I Chronicles 28:20
As you go into this new week, do not be frightened by the size of the task in front of you.
It will be finished correctly.
Just be strong and courageous and get to work.