What if I told you that I actually like the word, "mundane?" Would you think that I am crazy? Well, I guess that isn't news to anyone. Let's grab our coffee and discuss.
I am currently drinking a kind of orange-flavored latte; it's actually a lot better than it sounds. I also realize I’m not helping myself sound any less crazy…orange flavored latte? Well, what are you drinking?
“There is no sign of me stopping anytime soon, and I am incredibly grateful for that!”
Alright, real talk, the business has officially launched. The grind has been on for a long time, and who doesn’t get a little tired after so many late nights? There is no sign of me stopping anytime soon, and I am incredibly grateful for that! Actually, I am excited there’s beginning to be a certain mundane quality to my schedule. Let’s be clear, despite the average human’s definition (and the actual dictionary definition) of the word mundane, I don’t think of this word as negative.
Living to the Hilt
Jim Elliot has a famous quote that I have constantly rehearsed over and over and over in my head for years! Jim said, “Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” I think this should especially be applied when you are in the day to day of “just life.” It’s especially important, and I am SO preaching to myself right now, that in the midst of what may seem to be dull, is where we press into living to the fullest. It allows me to not be so worried about what “so and so” is achieving because I know that I am living to the hilt of where I 100% know the Lord has led me to.
“Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” - Jim Elliot
My Dear Husband
Do you know what really made the word mundane one of my favorites? When we were preparing to get married, I asked Christian what he was looking forward to most as a married couple. His reply, “Just living day to day with you, living in the mundane together.” That told me, that my soon to be husband at age of 22 cared most of all about just being together. He saw the value in the Tuesday’s. In days that will not necessarily be memorable, but the days that mean we had another opportunity to live in the presence of one another. Goodness, I get butterflies just talking about him!
Do you see now?
Do you see why I’ve gained a certain love and appreciation of the word, “mundane”?
Admittedly, I have started to reach a point of some mundane days with Bungalow House. Days that I am not sure whether what I've accomplished will make a difference. Days that seem like they may not have much weight. They will.
These days will make a difference. I may have days without receiving an order, but you bet that I am going to continue to press into this. I am going to continue to reach out, paint, create, live to the hilt of each day that I am given! Because, it is in the mundane when I can recognize to be thankful for just another day. If you find yourself in the mundane today, press into it. This is the day that you can live to the hilt of where you are.
Finish off that coffee and let’s get to it!