But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. ~ Deuteronomy 30:14
Growing up, Saturday was the designated chore day. There was vaccuuming, dusting and laundry to do. My dad was a man of order and the house stayed spotless.
As a child, I would always question him, “Why do I have to clean up when it is already clean?” Mind you, I did not ask out of being rude, but it was because I truly did not understand. He would say, “The house stays clean because we work to keep it clean. It doesnt happen by itself.”
Do you remember how cool it was to be on swing?
I equate that effort that my father spoke of, with being on a swing. Do you remember how it was to swing? When you were young, you would need a push to get started. As you get older you learned how to position yourself to start without anyone standing behind you push. There was work to get you to the height that you wanted to go. And once you get there, you could stretch out those legs and swing back and forth without any effort! But it only lasted for about a minute.
In order to stay at that level, you would eventually have to pump your legs. Stretch and back, stretch and back. Even if you had smeone pushing you, they would eventually encourage you to take over, “Pump Your Legs!” At a young age you quickly learn that no one is going to push you forever.
Pump your legs!
This weekend, I want to encourage you with one big ‘push’ on the swing. Pump those legs today. Work on your businesses, Reamp those websites, get some wordcount in for your books. Whatever the action, task or chore, pump life into it. Work on dreams and don’t let them fizzle out.
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Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of coffee