Monday I practiced JOMO. It was okay, but not great. I need to practice more. Then I read the following and decided I took the wrong approach. My focus was more on what I could do – kind of like a “do it yourself” spirituality. It was really hard work. It seems I didn’t access all the resources available to me.
Read: Colossians 1:11-12
The Message says it this way:
We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us.Colossians 1:11-12 MSG
I needed to be reminded that it isn’t about gritting my teeth and enduring, rather it is about leaning into the power that comes from knowing God; it is living with a thankful heart that I am alive and taking part in his wonderful story.
This is a lesson I keep running into – maybe someday it will come more naturally. But tonight, I’m grateful that I live in the light and that I am invited to take part in all the bright and beautiful things he has for me.