Saturday, January 18, 2014

31 Days to a Cleaner Home-Day 12: Keep Going

Yesterday we talked about getting to know ourselves.
Not just your name, what child you belong to, your degree, 
your hobbies, or even your wants or desires.
But who are you?
What makes you tick?
What makes you more productive?

I've realized several things about myself in taking a DISC Personality Test.
I highly recommend taking this test and really reading through what you score.
Think back about yourself as a child and a young adult.
I found for me it made a lot of sense as to how and why I did the things I did.

But sometimes we don't receive the recognition we feel we need whether it be as simple as a thank you or someone noticing the work and effort you put forth.
Sometimes it feels as though no one notices the things you do on a daily basis to keep your home running smoothly until it doesn't get done.
When you don't feel the appreciation for the little day in and day outs.
When you feel invisible.
When the only things that it feels like are getting attention are the things left undone.

That's when it get's hard to keep going.

This is why we wrote our mission statement.
Because while your family doesn't mean to make you feel 
unappreciated sometimes you just feel unseen.

But guess what.
God sees.
He sees you.
He sees you feed your family healthy meals.
He sees you care for the things He has entrusted you with.
He sees you on the days when parenting, homemaking, and being a wife is hard.
He sees you on the days when it feels as though everything is going wrong.
He sees you picking up toys, sweeping up crumbs, washing dirty faces and sticky hands.
He sees you and He smiles.

So when you feel lost, unseen, unappreciated, know this; God sees you.
He loves you and He is proud of you for working with all of your heart with the right attitude as though you were doing everything you do for Him alone.
And when it's hard to keep going read over your mission statement again.
Keep going. You can do it.

Today's task is full of the unseen.
Disinfect the major points of contact.
While it is unseen and no one notices it when you do it, 
it does help keep your family healthier.
Door knobs, light switches, counter tops, computer keys, toilet flush,
lamp pulls, the backs of dining room chairs, tv power button, remote, game consoles and their controllers, your phone, keys, cupboard doors/knobs, sink handles. Anything you find your family touches on a frequent basis. Take some time to clean the unseen. 

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