Week 3 of our Let.It.Go
So see? We're talking about things we want to control & the Bible is right there telling me I should watch over the activities of my household... I'm doing it right!
One area that I know I'm a little obsessed crazy about is my house.
I so badly want it to appear organized & in order.... this is where I know my control 'issue' comes into check.
After all, I can put something on the kitchen counter, but if the Hubs puts his mail on the counter... well, let's just say, WATCH OUT!!! Because I didn't say it was OK - so its not OK. It's my kitchen counter - I say what goes on it.
I wish I could say I was joking ... even merely joking.... but its true
I get crazy about controlling my house & where things go & picking them up.
Funny thing? My house is always a mess it seems.
I cant imagine little kids running throughout it constantly
For the record, I do love when we have two blond haired boys running through it & dumping toys everywhere. I think it gives me a good excuse for my house to be a mess.
When its just the two of us though - no excuse - we're adults - who should pick up after themselves.
But man oh man - it can be a flicker of a flame in a room full of dynamite...
I mean, I get on & look at some of my favorite blogs & see their houses.
Hello? Did Better Homes & Garden design that kitchen of yours?
& did Ty Pennington come & redo your huge bathroom for you?
Because mine always has tooth paste running down the sink & towels on the floor....
I want those kitchens - I want those bathrooms - I want those bedrooms that hold king size beds & STILL have room to move around... with no clothes on the floor, no dust on the furniture, no papers on the corner of every things that is considered a table.
Its all about control I'm learning....
But I love in the chapter called "Hovering over the Home" that says,
No doubt its easy to to be a control freak about the house. It's more difficult to apply a little control to our tempers & tongues. But when we do, we can set the tone in a way that invites Christ & calm into our homes rather than cutting words & chaos. Sometimes I wonder if I spent more time planning kind words than implementing around-the-house routines, perhaps my home would be more amiable.
That was eye opening to me...
That sounds nice doesn't it?
Christ & calm in my home....
& that's not something that I think a picture can capture
... but when someone comes into my home & they feel welcome, & they feel that calm & Christ all around them - then maybe that takes care of all the dog hair they'll have on them when they leave...
Because goodness knows I can't control those dogs getting on my couch...
They're the ones who honestly control the house over me & the Hubs....
Do they have a doggie version of this book?