You'd think I'm a stalker for as many times as I've linked to Jon here. But I'm not. Because I don't even read every single one of his posts--there are too many. And, besides, he's way too young for me from what I can tell.
But dear Jon does make me think, as one of his recent posts really did. In fact, I can't get it out of my mind, so I thought I'd just hash it out here, if you don't mind.
In this post, Jon talks about finding the one thing you're "made" to do. He suggests that you're probably getting warm if you find the one thing that satan (he uses the small "s" for satan because he says that's the "middle finger of grammar"--a phrase that has made me chuckle more than twice over the past few days) constantly tries to divert you away from. It's the thing that satan tries to keep you from doing because ". . . he only attacks things that matter."
So Jon, in his much-more-humorous-than-me way, gets his readers to think about what exactly satan doesn't want them to do. And then challenges them to just do it. Because it's what satan-with-a-small-"s" wouldn't want.
And it got me to thinking about the thing I always have on my mind--writing my story, as weak and mundane as it might be. But it's there, always there, in my mind and in my heart. But it's also the thing that I so easily put on the back burner, probably because it's just the thing that satan doesn't want me to do.
Jon's post got me to thinking that if I put it out here, as I've just done, and let all of you know that this "thing" that I think I'm supposed to do is the one "thing" that I so easily put off until it's the last thing on my list, that maybe . . . just maybe . . . a few of you might pray that I would have the strength and the courage and the determination to actually put that thing on the front burner. To make it #1 on my list of things to do today.
And so I'm throwing out a challenge to myself and to you. My challenge is that, starting next week, I will work on my story for two hours a day, five days a week, for a month. At the end of four weeks, I'll report back and let you know what God has done.
My challenge for you is to pray for me. And if you are willing to do that, would you kindly send me an email (wildmom3.at.sbcglobal.dot.net) letting me know? I would appreciate it more than you could ever imagine.
Who knows? Maybe I'll have a little more discipline at the end of four weeks.
And maybe I'll have so much more.