“Wow, that is beautiful! Where did you get it?”
“I got it when I was in Turkey – at an outdoor bazaar in Istanbul.”
“How did you get it home?”
“Never mind that, you should have been there for the bargaining! It was incredible. I kept walking away…and then coming back …”
“But how did you get it home? It’s heavy.”
“I carried it.”
“Right on the plane? They let you bring it on the plane?
“It was in a bag and I just carried it with me.”
It’s quite the chess set, this mother-of-pearl inlay with some real heft to the board. But I know this guy, and he is able to accomplish amazing things – flying internationally without a passport, identifying edible mushrooms, fixing things electrical and mechanical (which is good because he can be as adept at breaking things as he is at fixing them).
Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed by what lies before you, needing to be done. Believe that 90% of the task is your own willingness to have at it. The rest is up to God’s grace. Where there is a will, reinforced by passion and heavily seasoned with faith, you can get it done.
A blessed Tuesday.