I will love to do my chores and here is why…
Do I love my Chores? NO!! There are a small percentage of ladies who actually love to do all their chores. Most of us may have one chore that we love to do. I prefer some of my chores over others but I am not excited to get started in any of them.
I always want praise from my family on how well I cook or how clean something looks. If I do not get this praise I get discouraged and I feel like no one cares. If no one cares what is the point. Does anybody else feel this way?
As I was studying the Bible. I came across Colossians 3:23-24. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men”.
This verse stood out to me. I realized that if I wait around for my family to compliment what I do. I will never be satisfied. The key is to do my work for the Lord not men. If I do my chores for God I will have satisfaction. This seems like such an easy concept. Let me assure you it is not. We are human and have a lot of emotions and its hard to not feel the need for a praise on a job well done.
Today I put this verse into action. I do around 6 loads of laundry a week on average. I am quick to get my dirty clothes into the washer. Not so quick on actually getting them into the dryer. Very slow at getting them put away. Putting away clothes has to be done right? Well not really, it can sit in a basket for a week until its time to wash again. This has happened in my house in the past.
As I was doing my laundry this morning I emptied my basket on my bed. I looked at it and thought in my head. “Okay, I am not doing this for my husband or even myself. I am doing this for the Lord.” I started tackling my laundry. I noticed I starting spending just a little more time folding them right. I put a little more love into what I was doing. I enjoyed looking at my clothes that the Lord blessed me with. I even found myself singing a hymn as I went along.
When I put away all the clothes I realized that my drawers were all a mess. They were a mess because when I put them away in the past I did not care. But today I did care. I want to do a better job, not for me but for God. I instantly noticed my attitude changing towards the chores I had to do today. I no longer dreaded to go get my next load of laundry out of the dryer. I actually thought that making dinner will be enjoyable tonight. For once I was not looking for praise from others. I was focusing on my attitude and feelings. I was focusing on what God would want from me. God gave me all and I need to give him my best.
When you do your chores or work around your home have you been doing it to please others and receive praise? Or are you doing it for the Lord? If you have not tried doing your work for God then now is the time to try it. I promise you will not regret it.