Are you a big picture kind of person or a small picture kind of person?
Do you order a tall, a grande, or a venti drink at Starbucks?
Do you “supersize” your menu item (dietary issues aside, go with your gut here), or do you order the small coke and fries?
Do you relish a one on one coffee date, or a “pull out all the stops” invite every friend I know kind of party bash?
Do you love receiving that single long stemmed rose or prefer the whole dozen?
Does your heart skip a beat when it’s your birthday and a single cupcake is set in front of you with one candle glowing in it? Or are you waiting for the whole birthday cake set ablaze by however many candles it takes to represent your age?
I think my cake would cause the fire department to be called!
If you’ve taken this short survey with me, you have probably realized that you fall on one side or the other. You are a big picture person or a small picture person! There is no right or wrong here! It is simply our make up. It is the character that we were born with. It takes both sides to bring balance.
As God has called me to “lean into the small things and find joy“, I have just realized that I am a “big picture person!“
And this is a challenge for me!
My entire family would call me into accountability for lying if I told you that I ever order anything smaller than a Venti at Starbucks!
While I can appreciate the simplicity of a single flower…bring on the entire bouquet please!
And that birthday cake…that cupcake would just be an appetizer!
So being the “big picture” person that I am, I will accept the challenge!
For the month of August, I will dedicate my Blog to finding one small thing to find joy in and posting it!
“BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD.” PSALM 46:10
TO KNOW GOD IS TO BE STILL AND SPEND TIME WITH HIM!
So, if you are a small picture person this will be easy for you! You naturally have already learned to lean into God and find him in the small things!
If you are a big picture person, it will be more of a challenge for you like it has been for me! But let’s do this!
Let’s allow God to refocus us from what our natural bend may be, and see Him in the smallest and the simplest of things! I believe this is exactly where we will find Him waiting, and HE IS OUR JOY!
WEEK 1 OF THE CHALLENGE ACCEPTED:
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