Be honest, sometimes homemaking isn’t always fun but sometimes we need to change our perspective a bit. These simple tips can really transform our hearts which in return will transform our homes!
I don’t know what it is but lately I could be classified somewhat as a homemaking failure. Perhaps it’s summer, maybe I’ve been too busy with the book launch, or we’ve just been having too much fun as family running through the sprinklers.
If I’m being honest though, it’s because I’m emotionally allergic to cleaning.
I know, I know… I run a blog titled Creative Home Keeper, isn’t that ironic? Well as I’ve mentioned here, I’ve never claimed to be anywhere near a “perfect home keeper.”
Far from it.
Here’s the kicker though, I may not enjoy the act of cleaning but I do love the results of having a clean space and of creating a haven in our home for my family to enjoy.
It’s like when I tell my son as he is complaining because he has to take a bath (what it is with kids and their revolt against self-hygiene?) that sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to do.
Today I’m over on Equipping Godly Women sharing some tips I have found to finding joy in completing some of the more mundane homemaking tasks.
Here’s a little sneak:
There is nothing inherently exciting about basic homemaking tasks. I’m not one of those natural Martha types, in fact when it comes right down to it I relate so much better to Mary in the story from Luke 10: 38-42.
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
I’ll find just about ANY excuse to NOT do some of the home keeping chores, and in my personal opinion having the opportunity to sit at Jesus’ feet and take in all of His teachings and wisdom sounds pretty appealing to me!
Here is the truth though, as the wife, mother and keeper of the home, a majority of the homemaking responsibilities fall on me. Yes, we share our load and my family works together to make our home run smoothly and to create a haven, but we each have certain roles and tasks to tend to.
We have two choices to make… we can become angry, bitter and resentful, not to mention bored out of our minds, when it comes to the cleaning, laundry and cooking, or we can choose something better.
We can choose to accept the role we have been created for and find the joy from within.
To read the rest of the post, be sure to head on over to Equipping Godly Women.
What do you do to adjust your own attitude towards finding the joy in homemaking?
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