At the Right Angle
Yesterday I began spreading the gravel that was featured in Wednesday’s post. It was much tougher than I had planned. I was hoping to use a wide, blunt nosed shovel and move big amounts at one time. However, the size of the gravel prohibited this and required a shovel with a pointed end and a willingness to find the right angle through twisting, turning and force to get enough gravel to move. After several hours I had most of it moved but was sore and frustrated at the effort and inefficiency at which my progress had taken.
As I nursed aching muscles today I thought about the task of digging up the hard places of our spirits and hearts. It’s never easy and requires a lot of twists, turns and finding the right angle before progress is made. It too can seem like not much to show for the amount of effort but in the end wisdom assures is it’s worth the struggle.