Or two things. With work, Christmas and special events to go to it can be hard to focus on what we are really about.
We want to be good friends, good employees, good spouses, good parents. But some days there’s too many things to do and not enough time to do them.what do you do?
Make your plans, do the most important things first. Focus on your goal- it could be laundry so everyone has clean underwear and clothes to wear the next day. That’s a good goal!
I once overheard a gal who announced she was getting a divorce. Her friend asked why? She went on to describe how she had to wash his clothes as well as hers, do his dishes as well as hers, pick up the mess in the house…..and on and on. The friend asked her if her mother had ever asked her to do chores while growing up? Basic stuff. It got worse. she didn’t want to work. Period. Didn’t want to do anything for anyone.
In real life someone has to do the tough stuff, and someone has to change the diapers, or do the laundry, or clean up the mess. Life is often messy.
“The great news is God knew ahead of time about laundry, diapers, work and unappreciated people who do a lot of work that no one notices.”
He says a couple things about how we should change our focus to His focus.
John 10:45 ” but Jesus did not come to be served, but to serve and give his life, a ransom for many.”
I Corinthians 10:31 ” whatever you do do it all for the glory of God.”
Change your thoughts. Change your thinking while you are shoveling the snow. “God I thank you I have a servants heart.”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ” Philippians 4:13
When doing things for God, regardless of how demeaning it may feel, the focus changes. It changes to serving, tending others, serving and giving.
It reverses the actions of taking and being mad…..to just serving.
God can work with that heart.
Do that one thing today, and you’ll be shocked how it changes your day.
Debbie Mills Booth