I am sitting in my sewing room listening to KLove on the radio and trying to install a zipper on a cosmetic bag that I am making. I have only sewed one zipper before and after ripping the seams out 4 times and starting over I can say that I am really getting frustrated. A commercial played on the radio from the movie Son of God where Jesus was talking to Peter and Peter asked Jesus, “What are we going to do?” Jesus replied, “Change the world.”
I know you must be thinking what does all of this have to do with sewing zippers. Well, at that very moment, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “take a breath, say a prayer and then tackle this zipper with gladness and an opportunity to learn.” Really? I did just that.
Renewing our minds is not only a daily activity it can be a moment by moment task. Therefore, I encourage you, if you are working on something at your job that has you frustrated, if you are waiting on patients or customers that are pushing your last nerve, stop for a moment, take a breath, say a prayer and then approach the situation with a willingness to learn and grow. With each day and each obstacle there is an opportunity to glorify God.
With the remaining twelve and a half hours left in this day step outside of yourself and strive to serve others, actively go out of your way to make someone smile, speak kind words to everyone you encounter, approach your task with gladness and embrace this gifted day as an opportunity to reflect Jesus.