It’s Monday morning. The sky is overcast, and rain is in the forecast. I step into the laundry room, and see the mounds of wash. A basket of clean wash that wasn’t folded from the weekend. An overflowing basket. A laundry tub full of dirty clothes I am soaking. Dirt, toys, and shoes, strewn across the floor.
My human nature wants to sigh, and complain. But this morning, I remember the shooting yesterday in Texas, and I can’t even feel grumpy.
I better be thankful for those wash piles. I better be thankful for that dirt.
There are so many moms wishing to be able to wash dirty clothes, and clean up over and over again.
Why is it that I so soon forget my blessings, and put my focus on the “mess”? Fixing my eyes on Christ can be so hard sometimes. Right now, Iife feels busy and chaotic, and I catch myself going down that road of frustration too often.
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he..” Proverbs 23:7
What do you say to yourself? When we are negative, when we think in a negative way, it will come out.
Affirmations is something I am working on. It is something I need to work hard at 🙂 Too often, I think “I have to do so and so”. What if I change that to? “I get to do so and so!” Or, “I am blessed that I can do…”
Instead of saying “I am so busy!”, how about “I am thankful I have the energy to do these tasks!”
Do you see the difference? 🙂
You know, some days, I think I have got it together 🙂 Life feels good. And then other days, the devil gets his snares into my life.. That little thing turns into a Big thing.
I just want to encourage you today, that God sees and knows our hearts. He also deserves our praise and gratitude, even when we don’t feel like it.