Sunday, March 16, 2008

I Get To

Sometimes in life you dread doing certain things. For the past year, I dreaded going to my job everyday. Pastor Davis preached a sermon a while back called, "I Get To". He talked about how people dread doing things, namely going to church. He was talking about how we should change our perspective about things and choose to think about them like, "I GET to go to church. I GET to go to work. I GET to clean the house." Because after all, we have the freedom to go to church, we have jobs to go to and houses to clean. Many people in the world don't have any of those luxuries.

Fortunately, there's not anything in my life that I dread doing. But I was reminded of this sermon a few weeks ago when I was up at 3 am feeding Evan. I wasn't dreading it or anything, but the thought crossed my mind, "I GET to feed my baby at 3 am. Lots of people want babies but don't have babies. I am so fortunate that I have a baby to feed...even if it is at 3 am."

But I am human and occasionally little thoughts of dread try to enter my mind. I don't love all of the things that I have to do sometimes, but that's when I have to remind myself that I GET to do those things.

Fortunately I don't have to go back to my job any more because if I did, I'm sure I'd still really be struggling with that one. :)