Dishes. Laundry. Garbage. Scrub the Bathroom. Vaccuum. Dust. Fold Laundry. Organize the closets. Put the little man's too small clothes away. Groceries. New wiper blades. Oil change. Mow the lawn. Cut down the dead branches. Emails for work. Emails for church. Post book reviews.
Man chores are never ending, aren't they? And a lot of the time they can seem incredibly overwhelming. I have to say, though, that getting through these tasks is usually centered around my motivations. Why am I doing these chores? God says that even the smallest tasks are for His glory. We should be working through these tasks for the glory of God- not for ourselves.
I don't pretend to have a model house. It is a running joke that I can't manage to keep more than one room in my house clean at a time. Currently my kitchen is overrun with dirty dishes, my dining room table is covered, and my clean laundry is in folded piles on the floor. God doesn't call us to have perfect homes- even if we are showing hospitality by having others over. He calls us to do whatever we are doing for His glory. Having a beautiful house that is spotless can be ungodly if you are judging others for how they keep their house- or feeling prideful and self-righteous about having a clean house. Having a complete mess of a house- and I don't mean scattered messy, I mean dirty, rat filled- haven't thrown your trash out in 3 years- can be a sign of not having your own self in order. God doesn't call us to be perfect- we will never be perfect, but He does call us to do everything to His glory.
So I plan on having lots of people over in my messy house- I will enjoy their company, care for them, and if you know me well- probably send you home with more than you came with. But I am not worried about everything I have to do- it will get done in its own time.
What is on your to-do list this week?