With Easter arriving in a month things always start to get a little busier at the church. We are trusting that the snow will actually melt by the end of the month and that the spring flowers will make their way up through the ground. It also means that we need to access the storage shed behind the church. A few items are kept inside that we will be needing for our Easter Egg hunt in three weeks as well as a handful of other Easter related items.
The problem is that the shed hasn't been accessed since we put away the Christmas decorations in early January. So for two months the snow has been accumulating to and in front of the shed door.
In 2010 snow shoveling almost killed me as my aortic valve tore while shoveling snow. I don't have to worry about anything tearing anymore, but when I have to shovel snow it just physically exhausts me. I know that my medications have a lot to do with that, but I just wish that I could just shovel and never grow tired.
Even though I could only do half of the sidewalk, I don't look down on myself or believe I am a failure. I know what my limitations are and I usually flow with them. Do I wish that I could have finished the task? By all means! It really isn't that long of a shoveling distance, but I knew that my part in its shoveling was only to make it close to halfway.
I would have never known how much I could do if I hadn't even tried. Even though I couldn't finish it, I gave my best to try.
That is really the same with how God looks at each one of us when it comes to our faith. If we don't even try to make progress, don't even start, then we will never know how far God wants us to go. I don't look at the snow still covering the sidewalk as a failure to complete a task, but as a measure of how much I can do. Until you take the steps of action in life and in your faith you will never know what you can accomplish. (even if it's only half a sidewalk)