S’mores take Effort

Who doesn’t love s’mores?

Toasted marshmallows melting the ooey, gooey chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers.

While s’mores may seem to be an easy snack year round, it’s definitely not easy when we are feeling lazy…am I right?

A few weeks ago, I was at a get together with those from my Sunday school class after church on a Sunday night. Fireplace and s’mores included.

I was so cold bundled under the thin blanket that I had brought. I was not planning to get up out of my comfy chair to make a s’more anytime soon.

The s’more ingredients being within arms reach, I merely leaned forward to grab chocolate and hard graham crackers. While the chocolate did satisfy (because when does chocolate not satisfy?), I was still super cold.

If I had really wanted a s’more, I would have made one. I would have been snuggled close to the fire waiting for my marshmallow to get just the right toast.

But since making the s’more required me to get up out of my seat, I decided to stay where I was eating cold chocolate and graham crackers.

I was stuck in the moment of laziness. I didn’t want to get up. I didn’t want to put in the effort of making a s’more.

This may seem like a silly illustration, but it got me thinking…

What “easy” things do we pass by because it takes effort?

This could apply to almost anything…

Mailing a “thank you” letter

Cleaning the bathroom

Making dinner

Learning something new

Reaching goals, etc

While many things may not be easy, with a little effort we can reach our goals.

Today, on this Thursday, maybe our goal might be to actually cook dinner or straighten up a corner in the living room.

No matter how small or big our goals are, it does take effort to achieve them.

 

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Jeremiah 29:11-13

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Esther 4:14

“and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

God has a unique plan for each of our lives. He wants to use us, if only we will let Him.

We have to be willing to put in as much effort as He requires of us to truly accomplish His plans for our lives.

Hard or busy days may leave us with no desire but to go home and do nothing for the remainder of the evening.

It is good to take time to rest, but not so much where our lives are passing us by without accomplishing any of our goals.

What are your goals for 2018?

What do you think is God’s plan for you in the coming year?

If you don’t have the slightest clue what His plan could be, I encourage you to seek His face. He will direct our lives and give us the strength needed.

S’mores might take some effort, but the result is delicious.

Accomplishing our goals will take effort, but the results will be oh, so worth it!

Let’s make 2018 the best year yet!

 

 

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