Lately I’ve been battling with doing something that I don’t want to do. Everytime I think about it, I am not excited about it. I almost hate talking about it. The reality is that I have to do this thing, no matter whether I want to or not. This thing will not kill me or harm me. I just have to suck it up and do it.
So now when I have a negative thought about it, I say, “whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” – Phillippians 4:8 KJV. The New Living Translation says, “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Do you know how hard that is? I let all of my personal feelings get in the way of doing what is right. Doing this thing and being happy about it is the right thing to do. How do you handle doing things that you don’t want to do?