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I Didn't Want to Do It ...but I did it Anyway

Monday, September 24, 2012

I didn't want to get up this morning, I was tired...but I did it anyway!

If I stayed in bed, I would get nothing else done. I don't want to be idle or lazy. I thank God that He gave me some rest and that that I have a nice comfortable bed. Many do not have beds nor can they get rest in the violence that surrounds some. I thank God that His mercies are new everyday we wake up!

I'd rather stay in bed longer than get a shower...but I did it anyway!

If I stayed in bed and didn't get my shower, I wouldn't have gotten the refreshment that I did (And I wouldn't be clean either!!). I usually pray and or sing in the shower and that gets me going too! I thank God that I have good, clean, hot water. I thank God that my DH regularly pays the water bill on time. I thank God that my DH has a good job. I thank God that I can talk with him...even in the shower!!!

I did not want to make three beds...but I did it anyway!

If I didn't make the beds, they would look unkempt. There is something about the beds being made that is welcoming and cozy looking when you walk in the room. Did I do it perfectly? No! - no hospital corners or even tucking in all the sheets. I just make sure the bed sheets are pulled up and straightened and that's good enough for me. Thank you Lord that when my family is rushing to get out the door, I can take the time to make the beds for us/them. Thank You for the privilege of being a stay at home Mom. Thank You that I have a more flexible schedule. Thank You that You gifted my DH with a fine mind that he could get a good job that enables me to stay at home. Thank you for the gift of my family.

I didn't want to gather the trash from all over the house....but I did it anyway.

The trash would be unsightly and if I didn't collect it and put it all to the curb, my house would be not only unsightly but stinky too! I thank God that I can get rid of our mess. I thank God for the men who collect our trash and haul it off. I thank God that we started to recycle some of it and are gradually making the transition to do more.

I didn't want to come home from Church yesterday and do a big pile of dishes and make dinner...but I did it anyway!

It needed to be done and if I had just left the dishes, they would stock pile. I know this because after I did the dishes and made dinner...I had MORE dishes and I left them ...until today. Now I had another mess to clean...but I did it anyway!!! Stockpiled dishes look messy!!
So, I took the time to load the dishwasher and did a load by hand. Now my sink and counters look clean! Thank you Lord for dishes because that means we have eaten. Thank You for hot water, dish detergent, utensils, pots and pans, dishes, food and shelter for our family.

I didn't want to do the laundry...but I did it anyway!

Usually on Sundays I don't do the laundry (sometimes Saturdays too!). So, Mondays are a big laundry day for me. I have the third load in washing as I am typing. I was able to get the towels washed,dried, folded and put away. I love the feel of warm, fresh laundry just out of the dryer. Now my family will have nice, clean towels when they wash up. I didn't want to hand wash my daughter's bra but....I did it anyway. Yes, she could do it herself but it is good to be needed while I can. One day, she'll be out on her own and will HAVE to do it herself. While she is at college during the day and I am home, that's the least I could do for her. Now, my family will have freshly laundered clothes. Thank You Lord for washing machines and dryers. Thank You for laundry detergent and water. Thank You for electricity. Thank You that we have clothes to wear. Thank You that You have kept me in good health to do this for my family! Thank You for my wonderful family that I can care for everyday. I know many lack these things. I pray for their provision. I thank You that You have provided for us!

There are so many things in life that we don't want to do...but out of love and with thanksgiving towards God let's do them anyway and give God all the glory due His precious Name!

Now it's YOUR turn! I would love to hear from you!!

Name something you didn't want to do but you did it anyway or name something you don't want to do and how you plan to do it anyway.
(Healthy, positive things only, please!) For example, I wouldn't recommend you to say" I didn't want to eat 10 gallons of ice cream but I did it anyway!" (If you did, I'm not going to be mad at you but I would be concerned as your friend : ) )

Remember to thank God for that thing you didn't want to do but did anyway!

Blessings, Christine
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    I didn't want to wake up this morning but I did because I wanted to participate in Worship, Thanking The Lord for the Opportunity to See the Beautiful babies being dedicated today and Hear the Word from my Pastor.
    I didn't want to peel the sweet potato but I did it because I wanted to slice and bake it without the skin. I Thank God because they were soooo good sprinkled with cinnamon!
    This is not a real don't want to do it day for me! lol Thanks for the exercise. But I am thankful to be in the land of the living being able to do anything! So many didn't wake up today and I Thank God for more time to do His Will.
    Thank You Christine For Your Sweet Words On My Blog! I So Appreciate You! I'm Still Praying For You Always!
    2061 days ago
  • LORRAINE10141
    emoticon I will bless Thee Oh LORD/I will bless Thee Oh LORD/With a heart of thanksgiving/I will bless Thee Oh LORD. emoticon
    What a wonderful blog.

    I didn't want to share the computer when Joe came downstairs, but I did it anyway. It wouldn't be fair for me to hog it. I'm thankful that we have a good internet provider and a computer. I wouldn't be able to use SparkPeople and learn how to move forward in changing so many bad habits. I wouldn't be able to read wholesome and encouraging blogs that give good advice. I wouldn't be able to read Godly praise written by sisters and brothers who love our Jesus.
    2061 days ago
    I used to not want to get out of bed and do any work at all. I wanted to just watch TV, read a book or paint a picture or crochet or make a craft or talk on the phone; anything but work. Since I have been ill and HAD to sit and not work, I hated that and didn't want to be sick. I WANTED to get up and do dishes or vacuum or anything but sit and watch TV or whatever I could do without exerting my self. So now I am driven to get up and work and clean house in spite of my illness. I just go a little slower but oh how I love to clean house now. Thought I would never see the day. God sure has a way of turning us around to His way of thinking. How happy I was to scrub my kitchen floor this morning with a scrub brush no less. :) This old house was in such sad shape the added strength the Lord has blessed me with to be able to clean it has made both me and this old house happy.
    2066 days ago
    I didn't want to make dinner tonight... but I did anyway. I am thankful that I did cause then I didn't pick all night. I made a nice dinner for hubby and me and now he has lunch for tomorrow. I am thankful that even though I didn't have much energy by then God gave me enough to do it.

    Great blog!!
    2067 days ago
  • SAL1512
    I did not want to clean the camper. It has not had a deep cleaning since 2005! But I did it anyway with the help of dear husband. Everything is torn out of there. DH wiped everything down after dusting and vacuuming. The cushions sat in the sun and aired out this afternoon. I ran two loads of bedding, clothes, and towels thru the washer and dryer. I also ran everything I could from the kitchen thru the dishwasher. Tomorrow we put everything away. I am tired, but now we can start using the camper again! We will use it this weekend! Yeah!
    2067 days ago
    I did not want to get up this morning but did anyway.......maybe I cant count this as I had no choice but to get up......I was doing my 24hr shift so i had to get up and clock back in to work. My sleep time at work is very short LOL. I am off the floor from 11:30pm till 5:30am so i fall asleep sometime after midnight and my alarm goes off at 4:45am LOL
    2067 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    I didn't want to exercise today and really grateful that I am currently in a challenge which was my motivation to get on the bike. Once there, no problem.

    Good post today!

    2067 days ago
    There's nothing that I did today that I didn't want to do! I'm just so thankful that I can continue to do the things that I do! God has blessed me with good health, a strong body and a good mind! And a wonderful husband who often asks me if there is anything he can do for me and when I say "no thank you" he says "well, it would be my pleasure; I'm here to serve you"! Now, isn't that a blessing from God?!
    2067 days ago
  • CICI510
    I did not want to go to work but I did it anyway...LOL What an awesome blog girl! I do have a serious one now too. I do not want to go to the gym tonight but I'm going to go anyway BECAUSE I know it will bless my body, mind, and spirit. :)
    2067 days ago
    I really didn't want to run this morning, but my co-worker was waiting for me and I know she won't run by herself in the darkness of the early morning. But I did and we both got a really nice workout in and it was a very energizing way to start our day.
    2067 days ago
    I ca not think of one thing I did not want to do.Then I am a early Bird I get up at six and go to bed at ten. emoticon Well I hate to do toilets and do it anyway .Did not do them today
    2067 days ago
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