Thursday, June 9, 2011

Guest Post: Wimps for Christ

Sometimes, a gal just needs a vacation. So that's what I'm doing this week! Please enjoy this guest post from one of my newer Tweeps, ML Smith of Wimps for Christ.

Now that's a name I can get behind!

She points out that sometimes it's tough to be a warrior for God when we feel more like a wimp. Agreed! I often feel like a wimp. And I'm definitely feeling this post today. Make sure you check her out!

***********************



It’s not you…it’s me. 

Sounds like the opening line of a bad break up.  Things have gone awry.  The person wants out and (s)he assures you that you are not the problem.  I’ve got bad news for you: you are the problem.  Unfortunately for many of the “bad” things happening in your life, you are the problem.  The sooner you realize and admit that, the happier you can become.

I am domestically challenged.  I hate cleaning.  I am not very good at it and it puts me in a very, very, very, very, very, very (get the picture) bad mood.  I don’t like cleaning up after other people (even ones I’ve given birth to) and I especially hate cleaning the bathroom.  I am not one of those people that sits back in a clean house pleased with myself. No, I sit in my clean house irritated because I know if will be dirty again soon.  People leave stuff out, don’t pick up after themselves, get mud on the carpet, have poor aim at the toilet, can’t put away their laundry, won’t vacuum their crumbs—sorry I’m starting to rant.  Needless to say, when two domestically challenged people marry, they produce a domestically challenged child, and the house forever looks like a tornado – make that 3 tornadoes – went through it.

I love to blame the train wreck that is my house on my husband and son.  Neither of them put their dishes in the sink after eating and I can’t remember the last time either of them put a coat on a hanger. But not so long ago I realized a sobering truth: the problem wasn’t them, it was me. While I can blame them for the pee on the toilet seat, I can’t blame them for my messy desk or for the excess of junk in my car.  I created both of those disasters all by myself. 

Matthew 7: 3 – 5 says:  “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye."

We are all too often happy and eager to point out the faults of the people (and the world) around us but are slow to examine and fix our issues. No one will ever be perfect and have it all together, but we can all investing a little more time getting our own house in order.

2 comments:

  1. I am also domestically challenged! I can 100% relate to your feelings about cleaning! I've noticed, though, that when I take the initiative and work towards being neater, my family all of a sudden gets neater, too! Go figure!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Rachel
    This is an excellent post. I also sit in my clean house (when clean) and think its all going to go backwards in a hurry and I am not impressed. Ah well, life's like that, right? But I do agree with this post and the scripture. Need to go do some flotsam and jetsam eye-searching!
    God bless
    Tracy

    ReplyDelete

I wrote the thing. You read the thing. Don't be too lazy to comment!