Today, I am excited to have my April Inspired Blogger, Carrie of Let Hearts Bloom, hosting the Weekend Brew. Please leave some comment love for Carrie, and head on over to her blog to have a look around.
I stood there, in the shrinking by the minute space, and simply stared. Paralyzed. Embarrassed. Frustrated.
To my left stacks of books, purses and shoes. In front of me laundry baskets crammed full with dirty clothes. To my right a cluster of empty unzipped suitcases. Behind them more clothes.
Where do I begin? Can I even make a dent? There’s so much stuff!
Clutter is my toughest enemy lately. It steals my hours and robs my sense of peace. As a mother who teaches four children at home, and a gal who stockpiles curriculum, papers and magazines, I quickly succumb to distress and disappointment. Clever organization isn’t my forte.
Yet I lack motivation to change. I feel overwhelmed, throw my hands into the air and surrender to it before I start! I give up. Oh the countless times I’ve stomped off because the task was hard! I chose the easy road.
What if God decided to react the same way towards me? What if He looked at my behavior, rightly judged it to be disobedient and, like me, He gave up?
Fortunately the heart knows the awesome truth. God will not forsake or abandon. Why not turn to the Father and prayerfully ask for the strength and perseverance I need? No job is too difficult (or in my case too common) for the King of kings. Household chores big and small do matter! He doesn’t want me to be frazzled; He wants me to be free to worship Him.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13)
I notice the older I get, the more I approach God for the basic day to day details. I stop trying to rely single-handedly on my own merits. I believe the Lord cares and wants to hear me call whether it be a major lifestyle choice or an ordinary routine event.
His Love doesn’t give up. His power doesn’t fail. He tells me to resist earthly treasures and to focus my mind and spirit on Him. As His child, I can tap into the holy energy source and tackle all the messes I’ve created. One cluttered corner at a time.
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