Today’s lesson is about finding that motivation to do anything and to serve. Today, I woke up in a funk. Not enough sleep. Cranky kids, Gloomy day. A bit depressed. No motivation to do anything. I really felt like going to bed. They won’t miss me at work. They won’t miss me if I don’t do this or don’t send that. I’m not whatever enough for the day. Whenever I get to feeling like this, I first remember a scene from 2003’s Kill Bill. The lead, played by Uma Thurman, wakes up after 4 years of being in a coma from being shot. She keeps telling herself to wiggle your big toe. That’s all she needs to show she can do it. The hard part is over 🙂
“The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.” – Exodus 14:15-16
“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,” – John 5:7-9
We need to wiggle our big toe. God has given us the power to do wonderful things. We need to raise our staff and divide our sea. While it may not be a physical sea, we have those obstacles in our life. We need to not waste the gifts he has given us. Jesus is telling us to get up. Get your mat and walk. We are our biggest obstacles to overcoming our obstacles. Let’s see on our gifts, in all their forms.
Are you ready to divide your seas? Are you ready to get off your mat and face the day? Are you ready to wiggle your big toe?
I am willing (with the help of God)
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