23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
The thought stops me in my tracks. While I have spent countless minutes dreading the daunting task of 6 loads of laundry to finish today, my perspective has been all wrong. Yes, I have school to teach to 4 (maybe 5 if Jeremiah is interested) children today, meals to cook, a floor that needs attention, and a friend coming over all before 3pm and I feel overwhelmed at the thought of another day with not enough hours and not enough of me to go around. But the words of this verse speak to my heart and as I mull them over and meditate on them, the stress of the day lessens. I am serving the Lord Christ. He orders my steps and I am serving Him. He is in control.
I am in a season right now with Elizabeth that is, umm, intense, is a good word. She is a climber and an explorer and is into EVERYTHING. It is literally non-stop and so much worse than any of my previous children and I would wager that you can not fully understand the magnitude of her business until seeing it in person. But my God created her that way and He gave her to me to raise in His perfect timing and I am serving Him by raising her, training her, and protecting her. Even if I get little else done.
So, today, as I fold laundry and teach school I am striving to not get frustrated and overwhelmed with what I am not getting done. God is in control and I am serving the Lord. He will order my steps and my day will be exactly what He wants it to be. And those things that go undone on my agenda will just have to wait until He puts them on the agenda of my day, because my day is in His hands. I am serving the Lord.