Day 8 ~ Overcoming the Curse
Yeah, sometimes it seems as though we can’t overcome the curse…but we can! We have to make sure it doesn’t control us. If our homes and the mess in them become overwhelming and causes us stress, we have to turn it around and take control over the situation. Yes, we may feel like we are fighting a losing battle sometimes because we don’t see a reward but we have to remember, our reward is NOT here on earth. We are working toward a much higher level reward than can ever be obtained here. I remember a few years ago when I was in a women’s Bible study, my leader was talking about finding joy in everything you do…including cleaning the toilets, wiping noses, even scooping the litter box…JOY in that??!! Well, it does say in 1 Thessalonians 5:16 to REJOICE always…ok, well I guess I better! And what about what it says in Colossians 3:23-24? Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Did you read that??? It said WHATEVER I do…Yep, that includes that nasty job of cleaning out the litter box. Taking care of my home, my family, my life is something that I DO take joy in. Yes, there are some days that I don’t feel very joyful but I know that I am doing it for the Lord so I keep on keeping on.
The “Mary” Challenge was to think back to a time when God refined your character through difficult circumstances. There was a time in my life when I was very bitter and didn’t like certain people. One morning, I was watching Joyce Meyer and she mentioned a quote about holding grudges being like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die…that really hit home for me. So, I prayed to forgive those who I was holding grudges against and started to have a more compassionate heart towards them. It really has made me a much happier person.
The “Martha” challenge was to clean out the kitchen drawers…check!
Next stop, day 9!