When I was growing up, I used to absolutely loath chores… Even a couple of years ago whilst I was still living with my parents I would just let them slide and my mum or dad would eventually get around to doing them rather than me…. Now that I live out of home, I am really grateful and sorry for my attitude towards chores, and toward my parents during those years, and I’m beginning to understand why they ended up just doing them rather than fighting tooth and nail for me to do them…
I’ve been really selfish of late in my service, standing proudly, without grace and humility, and insisting that others do their part. This has been affecting my mood and my relationship with others. If you’ve been one of those people, I am sorry, please forgive me.
I really feel that God weighed in on my thoughts and attitudes over the last day, and lifted these burdens from me. I’ve been reminded of Paul’s words in Romans 12:9-21 which exhorts us to love genuinely, live peaceably, outdo one another in showing honour, and show hospitality. Thinking about those things and about peaceful households and rightly ordered communities in Galatians 6:9-10, Colossians, Ephesians, Titus and Timothy, I’ve followed in the footsteps of my parents and just ended up doing the tasks needed rather than being stubborn and insistent, not doing things begrudgingly, but lovingly and sacrificially serving. It’s a hard thing to do, and our natural tenancy is to think of ourselves only, but we must look to Jesus and follow in His footsteps and example.
I hope that this is an encouragement to you, please continue to pray for me.