The great thing about personal projects is you set your own schedule. The bad thing about personal projects is you set your own schedule. There's a lack of accountability to actually finish what you start. I say that because I feel bad for missing a week in this blog series. No regrets though as my wife and I were in "Colorful" Colorado for six days. Moving on, I want to share with you one of the greatest revelations I've received this year (maybe in my whole adult life), and it all happened over a breakfast burrito and coffee. I was filling some friends of ours in on how things have been going this year for me working on my own. I made the comment about how much I enjoy being the provider of my family. And this is where my whole perspective shifted. It's a very simple truth, but very easy to get it twisted:
1. God created us to enjoy our work.
2. God is provider. Always has been and always will be.
3. I don't work to provide, I work because I enjoy it.
I've always had it a little skewed. I've trusted God as my provider while at the same time working hard only to feel like I'm barely getting by. But now I can let go of the stress of working to provide and just enjoy the work I've been given to do. It's no longer a weight I have to carry to feel like I have to provide. I just get to enjoy the fruits of my labor.
I am now in such a place of peace and rest about my work that it doesn't even feel like I'm busy. I've got a handful of different project I'm balancing right now and I'm enjoying every second of it. I am so thankful to be doing what I love.