Another year has come and is almost gone – Fall is among us, mornings are crisp and afternoons are warm. Leaves are turning and pumpkin Spice is everywhere; it is the time for knitted sweaters and all things that mean comfort to a person. As for myself, I cherish the moments of curling up on the couch with sweatpants, a long sleeve shirt, my Sherpa blanket, an oversized coffee mug with something piping hot and finally…a book; a good novel, my bible, my lesson plan, something to read.
I have always pride myself on my ability to organize, prioritize, and get things done in an efficient manner. I plan everything I can get my hands on, my son’s first birthday party was planned and booked by the time he was one month old, it is who I am and what makes me happy. So…it is alarming when Fall hits and my motivation level drops, I find it a struggle to be as proactive as I normally am. I find myself figuring out ways to motivate myself, ways to make myself complete my hobbies, the things in life that need to get done. I find that when Fall comes, procrastination comes along with it.
I recently read a lesson plan by David Villa on Motivation. David discussed the purpose of finding your “IT” and unlocking your potential. To do this requires an open heart and soul searching. He focuses on who “blessings follow those who are doing the work that they were made to do” - this is inspiring.
Psalms 37:3 trust in the Lord and do what is right! Settle in the land and maintain your integrity!
Psalms 37:5 Commit your future to the Lord! Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf.
Exodus 9:16 but for this purpose I have caused you to stand: to show you my strength, and so that my name may be declared in all the earth.
So, as Fall rounds the corner and winters come blaring in, take time to reflect on your skill, reflect on your IT and give thanks to the one that created it.