That’s Hard.

It started when we were dating. It’s quite possible the only thing that can bring fear to Frank Marino, and it’s just a series of sentences. A series that almost always means big changes for me – and for him.

Poor Frank.

Last week I had to say them. I said, “Frank, God is asking me to do something, but I don’t want to do it. It’s gonna be hard.”

Yes, sometimes I revert back to toddler behavior.

These are the moments I have to give myself what I call the “you better get real pep-talk”. This pep-talk that I give myself probably isn’t for everyone, but the fact of the matter is I have to straight up get in my own business sometimes.

Here’s my self made pep-talk.

Daisy, Jesus hung and died on a cross – a brutal death. Now that’s hard.

Daisy, Jesus lived his entire life being mocked and betrayed by his siblings and best friends. Now that’s hard.

Daisy, Jesus had to constantly speak the truth in love. Now that’s hard, y’all.

Basically, I have two options:

1. Start designing the invitations for Daisy’s Pity Party for one.

2. I can just do the thing that God is telling me to do.

The thing that God is going to help me to do. The thing God needs me to do.

I mean – when I put it like that the choice seems pretty simple.

I wanted to say thanks for hanging around for my very own Ted Talk, but really it’s a God talk.

Now go be brave and do what He needs you to do.

“20 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21

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