Do Hard Things

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A long time ago I wrote a sermon entitled, “Do Hard Things”. It was for a youth Sunday at a previous little church. I think there were maybe 8 youth and one of them mine. I got the idea from as book I read with my kids a few years before that.

It seems so long ago now, but this morning I had this thought of “Do Hard Things.” I was thinking about the hard things I’ve witnessed being done the last few days. HARD THINGS. I watched them being done with grace and love. A few tears in the eyes too. The ones that don’t quite reach your cheeks but are the just the same.

Do Hard Things. We do a lot of that in our lives don’t we? Growing up, Moving out, Relationships, Children, Jobs, Moving, Pandemics, Cancer, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, school, friends, war, hate, loss, letting go… the list goes on and on…

The sermon I wrote talked about kids or youth doing things that grown ups didn’t think kids/youth could do because they are too young and such. You’re never too young, or old for that matter, to do hard and wonderful things and we see this all the time. Kids raising money to help others, kids building marvelous inventions to help the world, youth speaking out for change… unfortunately there are some out there who poo-poo their efforts, make fun, say they don’t understand, say they are just too young… It’s sad really.

I kind of got off on a tangent there… Sorry about that, it happens and with me it happens often… But in my quiet time this morning doing hard things came up, probably because, like I said, I’ve been witnessing people doing the last few days, but also because I sense change coming in my life, it’s already here really, and change for me is hard. With change comes letting go and that too is hard. I’m not sure I’m ready to let go yet of what is familiar and comfortable. Actually, if I’m honest, I have already started and it’s a bit scary but doing hard things is scary.

So, I’ll take one step at a time, I’ll learn new things and maybe I’ll figure out how not to let go as much as make room for the new, make room to learn and bring the change into what I already know.

You can read that sermon over here.

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  1. Sometimes the hard thing for me is to get going on something as I have found that when one does nothing then one does NOTHING. Then, after starting, it seems I can get off on more tangents that you can shake a stick at. Guess it’s a combination of being old, living through a pandemic, and being a bit weird (okay, more than a bit). Hmm… maybe a blog or podcast is in formation now.

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  2. I love the message of your sermon. It has blessed me so much. We may be stepping out of our comfort zones when God leads us to do hard things but like the people in the Bible, they have God with them, leading them and helping them. Praise the Lord. 💝🙏🏻

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