Think back on those early days when you first learned about Christ…do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. [NLT]
When I was 16ish, I worked for a family friend in the summers doing construction stuff. I know, I know, for those of you who know me, this is hilarious. The word “handy” does not naturally come to mind when you hear my name.
Anyway, one summer we built a garage. It was quite a task. And I’ll never forget the first time Steve told me to stop working one day, to put down the hammer, and take a few steps back to where he was standing.
“We’re gonna take some ‘admiration time.'” I looked at him like he just landed from planet weirdo. “Some what?” “Admiration time. Just take a step back and let’s look at what we’ve done today.”
So we did just that. We stood in silence gazing upon our handiwork. Noticing each part of what we’d been working on and how it was coming together.
It was good. It was inspirational. It helped motivate us to keep on going.
After that first time, I would then initiate, “Should we take some admiration time?” “Sounds good.”
Sometimes we just need to stop and celebrate what has been accomplished thus far. To celebrate how far we’ve come and to think back on where we started. How exciting it was in the beginning and why.
In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria