Doing Tough Stuff

There are lots of things that can be difficult: being consistent with exercise, missions trips, hostile or dicey conversations, regulating ones eating habits & lots more.  I don’t like to do tough stuff, nor did Jesus.  I say this because of His words in Gethsemane, “If possible, please take this cup from Me.”
So how do we go about doing tough stuff? Here are a few suggestions & I’d be keen to get your ideas in the comments as well!

  • Keep the end goal in mind: what is your desired outcome?
  • Be wholly present in the difficulty because often these struggles need our whole attention, energy & talents
  • Pray: divine help is always an upgrade!
  • Surrender to God’s will even when it conflicts with your desires 🙂

Hot Topic: blood moon

Last night the moon was eclipsed & had some red overtones to it, hence the term “blood moon.” I woke up at 1a to see what it was like & it was pretty impressive! As I was watching the moon, I was reminded of how Jesus talked about there being signs in the heavens in the end times. There have been lots of thoughts & speculations about there being 4 blood moons this year & what that could possibly mean.
While I think that we are definitely living in an interesting time, I’m reminded that fundamentally God requires 3 things from us, based on Micah 6:8
*act justly
*love mercy
*walk humbly with God