My husband and I are contemplating building or buying a new home. It’s not the lengthy process of packing and unpacking that boxes my heart in distress. It’s not the mound of decisions and details that pushes my emotions to the edge. It’s two words – show condition.
Has my house ever come close to this standard? I’ll give you a hint. My first name isn’t Susie and the bunny doesn’t just hop by our home on Easter. The six of us have occasional rabbit visitors of the dust variety.
The amazing thing is I’m okay with it.
I’m a natural goal setter and achiever. A paper with every item crossed off is beauty. Honestly, I’d rather get an “A” than a “10”.
For years I lived in a constant state of panic – too many tasks and too little time to complete them. I fretted over keeping my hampers empty and my pantry full. I stressed about holidays and ordinary days. My emotions and outlook rode the wave of my daily “to do” list. The more I accomplished, the better I felt.
With so much achievement my life had absolutely margin. There was no room for God to work in my home because I was too busy doing it all for Him. I decided to make a radical change.
I began to pray a simple daily prayer – Lord Direct Me.
I gave Him the pen to my notepad.
I offered Him my time to manage.
As I breathed this sentence throughout my day, He breathed peace into my home.
As I prayed Lord Direct Me, my home became less type A and more type Him.
Does your home need an extreme makeover? What would change if you breathed this prayer into the space of your home and heart?