Grocery shopping is my least favorite adulty thing to do. And trust me, I’m acutely aware of how ridiculous that statement is.
This last week I didn’t have my life together enough to get a grocery order in, so Sunday I had to go into the actual store. Again, I know how ridiculous I sound.
Nonetheless, I found myself staring at my steering wheel in the H‑E‑B parking lot – wheeling my self to get out of the car and go inside the store.
Yes, I went in.
Yes, I whined underneath my mask about it.
Yes, I followed a janky list made in five minutes.
Since I’m already putting all of my ridiculousness out there, let me go ahead and confess that when I got to the cookie aisle and discovered that the gluten-free Oreos had been raided I just about cried.
I seriously sat there silently sulking for a good ten seconds before I looked up and saw the lady in front of me. She was wearing a shirt that had the words to “How Great Thou Art” on it.
How Great Thou Art. My God.
Talk about a much needed attitude check.
I get to work a job that I love.
I get to buy my family groceries.
I have a stove.
I have a refrigerator.
I have a family to cook for.
Y’all, there’s always going to be things that we just don’t want to do – because flesh. We just need to remember that we have a choice to waller around in that miserable mud-hole, or we can flip the script in our mind and focus on the good instead.
I don’t know what tasks you have to do today that you don’t want to do, but I would like to encourage you to find something positive within that to-do list.
It’s there. It’s your choice.
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23