The Dreamer and the Doer

Confession time. A hard realization to admit. But I must. For, how can God correct me if I refuse to acknowledge my shortcomings?

I am a dreamer. I married a doer. I spend my days researching, filling my heart and mind with many good things that I plan to do . . . someday. While I am at the computer, enticing myself with thoughts of all the great things I will do one day, my dear husband is outside working in the yard. While I am busy thinking up the next great project, he is in a business meeting forming and shaping his business. While I am enjoying the early morning hours writing devotionals, he is getting some much-deserved sleep. While I go to bed early, he is speaking with clients around the globe building his business.

Oh, this is a hard realization. I don’t like it. From one idea to another I go. All good ideas, all things I want to do. All things I believe could make a positive impact on this world. All things the world needs. . . All things I will never do. Why? Because I am lazy! My mind enjoys the process of dreaming; my body has become quite comfortable sitting at the computer, putting into words these ideas, figuring out how to do them, but never taking that next step to actually do something. Ouch!

My husband, on the other hand, has excelled in work, he has travelled the world, he is creating and maintaining an amazing yard. He works hard. He also knows how to rest. He enjoys a hot cup of coffee, listening to music, and cooking a delicious meal.

This week I am challenging myself to dream a bit less and do a bit more. Life has taught me that change doesn’t happen overnight. It is a gradual process, a slow process. Today is a new day with no mistakes in it yet. I am determined to sit less and move more, to brainstorm less and work more. Less screen time, more “do” time.

How about you? Does any of this resonate with you? I sure hope not!

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