I hadn't been home for long. Just over a day before I'd done the long trip from Sydney to home. We arrived when it was past midnight, and I had been, by then, awake for over 18 hours. The lack of sleep was now, well and truly, catching up with me. I was really tired! Even though I had just woken up.
All around, as I looked about, I saw work that needed doing. Work that *I* needed to do. And I caught myself wishing that life was easier. Why couldn't my life be one of ease?
That morning, breakfast time came a short time after I woke up, and thus I wasn't very hungry. So I decided that I should do my Bible reading before anything else. When doing my reading, I came across Isaiah 32:9 and 11. "Rise up!" it said, "Tremble! Ye women that are at ease; be ye troubled, ye careless ones."
I noticed that he was giving emphasis to the women who are living at ease. Those who were living carelessly. Why should they be trembling and troubled? Because easy living doesn't develop character. Life wasn't meant to be easy. For me, or anyone else.
It isn't going to be easy. It wasn't meant to be. It's going to be rough going. But I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me. (Phil 4:13) And I can rejoice evermore through it too. (Phil 4:4) I was born for this.
*This was written a few weeks ago.