Happy Weekend Lovely Ones!
Do you ever get that lukewarm feeling? Things are okay and you’re getting by but you don’t feel like you’re doing a particularly great job. Every member of the family is fully dressed but no one’s socks match and provided your husband keeps his jacket on all day nobody need know you only ironed the front of his shirt. That’s been us. A little while ago I came across the quote ‘Seek to thrive, not just survive.’ and after a few months of lingering coughs, colds and the odd vomiting bug I made this our mantra. Slowly but surely, with a brand new job and a little help from Marie Kondo and The Life Changing Magic of Tidying we’ve been getting the chaos under control! But all you’ve got to do is grab a quick coffee with the girls or scroll through Instagram one too many times and you’ll find someone who is ‘thriving’ better than you…Theodore Roosevelt said ‘Comparison is the thief of joy.’ and didn’t he just hit the nail on the head. I for one, am so darn tired of finding joy in myself then letting it slip through my fingers.
The poor old souls in Laodicea knew all about lukewarm, they didn’t have their own water supply so had to pump it in across the desert. The water arrived dirty and lukewarm, gross. When Jesus came to visit them he explained that, just like their water supply these people were being lukewarm with their faith, I feel ya Laodiceans! If this ancient community were to read 21st century blogs and placed themselves on a scale of ‘thriving’ you’d think they’d be somewhere in the middle, better than people who were cold but not a patch on the ‘hotties’! But herein lies the defect in our thinking. Lukewarm water is useless, too cold for washing or cooking, too hot for drinking. Hot water is great for keeping warm, cold water is refreshing and thirst quenching.
Maybe you are sat there comparing yourself to some hot water and letting it steal your joy. Take a breath and tear your eyes away, could it be that you are the cold water? Totally different but equally wonderful. God created each one of us gloriously different, our success may not look like someone elses, in fact lets hope it doesn’t! Where would life be without both hot and cold water?
-Fifi & Florence x