Yesterday I woke up with a full concept on what I was going to write this week. I also thought yesterday was Friday. When my husband reminded me it was only Thursday, I put off writing thinking I would come back to it later. Bad idea! Later that night, as I headed for bed, I scrounged around my brain trying to remember what my thoughts were. Everything had slipped away. I had hoped that it would all come back to me this morning, but no.
I slipped into partnership with the “accuser” as I berated myself for not writing it down right away, thus opening the floodgates to every other negative thought that was waiting for an opening to flood through.
Instead of allowing myself to circle the drain, I switched my thoughts (yes, it can be done) and started thinking about what steps I have taken that where moving me forward.
I recalled some recent comments about – bite size chunks. Specifically, the way to turn a vision into a goal and a goal into an accomplishment is to break things down into bite size chunks/pieces. This was part of learning the benefits of planning.
I want to repeat last week’s scripture in a different translation:
So teach us to number our days, That we may cultivate and bring to You a heart of wisdom.Psalm 90:12 (AMP)
To me this verse speaks of making the most of my time, and numbering to me translates to planning.
So what have I done this week that was part of my plan and why is there a picture of a lion at the top of the page?
This week I set up a physical timeline, made with a clothesline, clothespins, and lined sticky pads. I have one note on it so far. I will continue to add all the bite size chunks leading up to our move. Then after the move I will use it to set up timelines for my novels. I’m really quite excited about it, but when I thought about it it seemed like such a small bite.
That is why there is a lion up there.
Not all of us are lions 🦁. Some of us are mice 🐭.
(I realize I use a lot of metaphors and idioms, and some people I know don’t think that is the best way to write. But hey! That’s how I wrap my head around things. LOL!)
In the end, I made progress this week and any amount of negative thinking won’t change that fact. I may not have made life changing or earth shattering steps, but that’s okay.
And though I may only be able to take mouse size bites now, thankfully I am not a metaphor and my bite sizes can grow to lion size bites at any time.
The point is, don’t be critical of the size. Break things down to fit where you are now. If you are a mouse, don’t try to take on a lion’s share. Every bite gets you closer to your goal.
Grace & Peace,