Today, I'll go a bit preachy on y'all with my Motivation Monday Post...something I heard the Pastor say in church.
Ezra 3:10 and 11:
10When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the Lord, as prescribed by David king of Israel. 11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:
“He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.”
And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.
How many times have we thrown parties and rolled out the red carpet because we built the foundation of a house? Sounds ridiculous right? Of course. So we wait till the building's completed and then throw a huge housewarming party. But see, the Priests broke out the cymbals and harps, wearing their best clothing, praising God and rejoicing for the little they had accomplished.
How does this relate to us, I hear you ask. We're never really thankful for the little things. We do not celebrate the little things instead we wait for the seemingly big things so we can show off with our really magnificent testimonies. How about you first appreciate the little. In doing this, you're better able to appreciate the bigger ones.
The little victories are worth celebrating too. Buy yourself new shoes when you lose 2kg of your set goal of 5kg, new lipstick for acing level 1 of your CFA...Doing this will give us more courage and strength to begin the next phase.
When the project has been completed, by all means shut your street down and party all night too. Just don't forget to celebrate the little victories.
Have a great weekend guys!