Do you ever have jobs like this?
Some jobs like this tangle mess, though, are not life threatening. It's just that these kind of jobs can add up and they do more to get on your nerves or frustrate than anything else. I'm sure this tangle could have been avoided, but at the time other things took precedent.
So what you do to start the tangled-up messy jobs? I must divide and conquer. That's what I choose to do. I can't look at those knots all at once, or I get overwhelmed. One knot at a time. I also must follow the basic rules or principles of combing hair. Starting at the ends and working my way up is going to work much better than starting from the top down. Two inch-thick-twisted-hair pieces were attached into one big knot at the end of the mane. I tried pulling them apart. I pulled with all my strength, but it was like a rope. It felt like I was getting nowhere, but I just kept combing. Sometimes I had take the end of the comb and try to poke it into the knot. It sure was tight, but a little piece of mane at a time was worked free. The knots finally came loose.
I saddled him up and took him for a little ride. I needed a little break. Many people wouldn't call this a break, but for me, riding is a welcome enjoyment. It felt good to get the job done. I looked around at the other 14 horses. Two more have knots. That's a job for another day.
My hope is that you can look at some of the jobs that you have in a new light and/or learn from my situations.
My verse for today:
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
"Now may our Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, and our God and Father; who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace,
comfort your hearts and establish you in every good work and work."