Today my wife, 11 year old twin sons, and I went for a walk along a part of the rail trail in our area. Henry and Eli, our boys, didn’t take long to start throwing snowballs at Alisha and I and each other. Occasionally they landed on target! Let’s just say there was a lot of laughter and silliness!
Of course, I didn’t want to go for a walk. Part of me wanted to laze around, watch TV, or lay on my bed with a book. So I never usually want to start such an outdoor activity, yet almost always I’m glad to have gone. And, dare I say, my wife, loving me as she does, has a way of insisting on my participation. She knows full well I’m better off going. I’m glad I went.
But isn’t this true of a number of things in life? We might not want to start. We might resist doing it. But then we actually do it, and we’re glad to have done it! We discover blessings! We feel better!
So what good thing do you resist doing? How might you experience something wonderful by taking a step in a direction you’d rather avoid? Isn’t it possible you’re depriving yourself of a blessing?
So the next time you have the chance to do something you’re not sure you want to do but is good for you, take that step. You just might be glad you did.