A few hours ago, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the dishes I had to do. There was a pile of dirty plates in the sink and another pile of dirty pots on the stove. But shortly thereafter, I had it all taken care of. The plates were in the dishwasher, ready to be washed, and the pots were in the drying rack, having been washed by hand. What had looked like a daunting job turned out to be fairly quick and easy.
I wonder how much of life is like that. Many challenges in life appear daunting, but perhaps some of them aren't.
Of course, doing all those dishes that quickly and easily wouldn't have been possible without the dishwasher. As with life, having and using the right tools can make all the difference. There are many tools that can make various jobs easier. Often, we just need to find the right tools and learn how to use them.
Life is full of challenges, but not all of them have to be as challenging as they appear. So, instead of getting overwhelmed by the challenges before us, let's use the tools we have available to us and see if they can make our challenges any easier.