Heyyyyyy you. I wanted to talk to you about some random thought that just sprung up in my head three days ago. This isn’t the post I planned to share with you today. A little change in plans, but I’m sure you’ll find it useful.
So recently I had this piece of work to do. When I finished it, I wasn’t too proud of what I had done. I still wanted to spend some more time on it, to make it look prettier and more presentable, but I had hit a snag, lol, I ran out of ideas. I proceeded to QA(review) the work with a colleague; now the session with her brought a new perspective on how to present this work. I started making changes and adding some new stuff. When I finally finished this piece, I was pleased with what I had done. When I looked at it, one thing that came to my mind was – this is good.
This reminded me of the story in the bible about the creation of the world. So God had spent six days transforming/creating the world. On completing this herculean task, he looked at his creation and thought to himself – this is good. He was pleased and impressed with what he had done. I personally think that since we believe that we are made in God’s image and likeness, we must also be people who do good works. Really thinking about it, we are all creators in our own right. Everything we do is somewhat a creative art. It doesn’t matter what. Starting from the lady who fries akara (beans balls ) on the street, to the cleaner in the office or the security guard, Lawyer, Engineer, Developer, Writer, Blogger, Vlogger etc the list goes on and on. We are all creators. I particularly believe that we are called to do good works.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.Ephesians 2:10
One thing this experience with that piece of work had brought to my consciousness is the fact that I am a creator just like God. I would always want to look at whatever content I create or every piece of work that I do and then think to myself afterward – this is good. Even if you feel like at the moment you are not that skilled to do a very good job, I’d simply say consistency and a willing attitude to be excellent will make us better, it may only just take time, but keep at it. I know you probably still have a lot of learning and growing to do, heck I also do, I have sooo much learning to do too. But let’s commit to sincerely being intentional and doing the best with what we have in front of us. Oh and don’t forget to ask for help when you get stuck too. Sometimes the stuff we spend hours struggling with, may just take someone else 10 minutes to fix. There are a lot of things you learn while actually doing stuff than just reading about it, I guess that’s why some people are more experienced than others. So yea, take the pressure off yourself. Practice and consistency make us better. You learn by actually doing, so just keep at it.
Also, no matter how unnecessary or trivial you think your job(or a particular task) is, don’t neglect or look down on it. That attitude doesn’t help. This is to me as much as it is to you.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human mastersColossians 3:23
You and I, let’s both choose to consciously put in all that’s needed to carry out our mandate of doing good works. One step at a time. Remember, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. We will get better at this😉 Talk to you again, soon.❤❤