Sit on a stone for three years and it gets warm
A proverb is a simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated. It expresses a truth based on common sense. Many Japanese proverbs are usually very short and to the point. They also echo the scriptures. The above proverb is a reminder on the importance of perseverance. It is often so easy to give up, to not bother or care, to leave it to someone else and to give up when the challenges get serious. But most good things in life take time. While sitting on a stone for three years seems like an awful long time, the key message here is that all the really good things in life need quality time. We are pulled and dragged in how we spend and use this time. We are encouraged to persevere, to keep going, to do our best, to use our time wisely and to know that everything will work out for the best. We are also encouraged throughout scriptures to put our trust in God who will always persevere with us to get us where we want.
From one of my devotionals this past week - Today is my Gift to You
This is the beginning of a new week....I am always thankful that we have another chance to get it right. Perseverance is something that I know makes or breaks you. Most of the time when I persevere I am rewarded for my efforts. There have been times though, that after many hours spent trying to succeed, I've had to just give up and try something new. There are some things in life that aren't meant to be and when I discover that fact I just give up and move on.
I have discovered that all good things in life do take time, so I'm not one to give up easily. Today, I'm persevering on my goal to get the basement sorted out. I've made great headway, but there is still much to go. I'm thinking that it's got to be done and so I keep on keeping on.
Whatever you might be trying to get done today, I hope you do better than I will probably do. Some tasks just are not my favorites at all and this is one of them. I dread going through old stuff. I hate to part with some things. I am not having it easy at all getting this job done. I avoid the basement as much as possible, but I do want this job to be over with and done.
I'll carry on...this stone in my life has gone on far too now.
Have a MERRY Monday everyone!