I read this quote in my Twitter feed yesterday. It’s great advice. The more I thought about this quote, the more I realized how it applies to so many areas in our lives.
When we are pursuing our dreams, sometimes the initial goal becomes fuzzy the further on down the road we travel. We get distracted, we get bogged down with details, and we get frustrated. We forget about that single spark that first stirred the fire in our hearts. The first spark that gave us a glimpse of what could be.
The same goes with the relationships we invest in during our lifetime. When things get messy, and they do, it’s hard to remember how the sweet story all started. We forget how beautiful it felt the first time he reached out and took our hand in his.
Pausing and reflecting on the beginning points of the journey is so important.
It brings us back when we feel like checking out.
It reminds us that the passions we have and the relationship we cherish are worth fighting for.
The spark is still there. It just needs a little oxygen.
What are you tempted to give up on today?
Pause, take a deep breath, and remember why you started in the first place.
Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder.
(Romans 12: 11-12 Message)
Oh, and I’ve been looking for a reason to post this song by Jason Mraz. I think it fits today. It’s recently become a favorite in our house. Even my 8 year-old son loves this song!
Linking up with Jen today over at Finding Heaven.