Under Construction

When a building is under construction, it requires patience from the contractors, as well as, the ones that will occupy. Although there is a mess everywhere, the big picture is always in sight. I consider myself under construction, and I am developing the skill of patience with myself. It is easy to become frustrated with me. However, leaving room for human error creates growth. If there were no mistakes, then there would be no lessons. Are you more critical of yourself than anyone else? I can be. I learned a few years back, from a colleague (Mrs. Samuels). If you make a mistake, don’t keep reliving it. Move on and learn. Do better next time.

Have you ever witnessed a construction site that remained in ruins? Somebody halted the construction for some reason or another. Maybe not enough funding or someone didn’t agree on some detail.  If you don’t quit while you’re under construction, your life, dreams, goals will not end in ruin.  If your diet plan failed this week, don’t continue failing. Resolve to continue the plan, but don’t give up. Quitting will cause you to lose further ground and instead of being one week off, you could be two months off and ten pounds heavier, rather than three. Procrastination will also slow construction. My grandfather would say, “Procrastination will kill you.” I’m sure it will be a slow death. Maybe it would be a good idea to find out why are you procrastinating. Is the task at hand overwhelming? Are they unrealistic? Regroup and read my blog about creating SMART lists by clicking on this link:  https://eaglesmountediting.com/creating-list-can-become-a-small-stepping-stone-to-accomplishing-big-rock-goals/

Will we ever be complete, or always under construction? There is scripture in Philippians 1:6 that reiterates to us that construction is ongoing (…being confident in this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ).


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