Some things you just have to define as being done. Household chores fall into that category. I remember my mother commenting that inevitably someone would come get a drink of water just as she finished the dishes—and then there would be more dishes to wash.
There will always be more work to be done. It can be a challenge to safeguard our attitudes in the midst of the routines of life. Paul says in Galatians 6:9, “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” Dividing the work into projects is one way that allows me to define the work as finished and celebrate what is done.
Jesus made an amazing statement in John 17:4b, “I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.” Another attitude saver is making sure you’re doing the work that you’ve been given to do. In the season of homeschooling, that was my work, and I had to guard the time for that purpose.
What is the work that you have been given to do?
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