“She works hard for the money!”

I owe, I owe, so off to work we go…Work here, work there, work everywhere! Everywhere we turn there is something that has to be done on a day to day basis in order for us to live and provide for ourselves in this world.  The laundry has to be done, furniture needs to be dusted, bathrooms need to  be cleaned, cars maintaned, groceries to be bought, meals cooked, floors cleaned, bills paid, homework checked, diapers changed, paperwork to do, employees to reprimand, papers to write, lawns to be cut….I could go on and go but you get my drift.  In order for some of us to go about our day there are mundane things that we have to do that to us aren’t really that important. Nevertheless, they must be done…

I remember in the not so distant past I was  so backed up  on paperwork  for the business and housework that I began to really get stressed about it and I began to get a bit depressed as I looked around day after day and the house just wasn’t as clean as I felt it needed to be or I didn’t feel like I completely caught up on all the bills and paperwork of the business.  Then one day during a quiet moment of prayer and digging in the Word, I felt the usual tugging of my  heart…I  heard, “be still my child and listen, everything you take care of is mine, you cannot take anyone of these things with you so do not fret  over the perfection you seek in doing these things.” I just sat there soaking up His words remembering a verse I had gone over the  day before in Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”  A sense of peace rushed over me about these certain issues and I realized none of the  things that I have to take care are mine, the home, money, and time are all God’s. He has only lent them to me while I await my  real home. As I went about the rest of my day doing the “stay-at-home” mom/ business chores seemed so much easier as I remembered that verse and the words ministered to my spirit.  I attacked the business paperwork like it was nobodies job and felt it a joy to take care of God’s stuff 🙂 Now, when I feel the mundane things started to take a toll on me, I remember to work at it with all my heart, as working for the Lord, not for men!

I encourage you, if you are stuck in a rut doing the day to day things we must as we are living on this earth, to remember we are  doing work for the Lord no matter what it is and none of this is truly ours anyway, but His! Saying that of course doesn’t give you permission by this blog to send your mortgage bill or FPL bill a “Send to God b/c it isn’t mine.” Although, if it works let me know 🙂

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