Mundane Mondays

I could probably write for 100 pages on why I love working from home… Staying in my yoga pants all day, watching Live! with Kelly & Michael every morning, not having to lock up Noley all day, the option to go to the gym in the middle of the day and beat the night crowd… The list really goes on and on. All of those amazing benefits considered and knowing so many people would KILL to be in my position, I feel kind of guilty saying that sometimes working from home gets hard. No, it’s not hard to answer emails. No, it’s not hard to blog everyday. No, it’s not hard to edit a session in Lightroom. What’s hard is finding the joy in those mundane tasks and approaching each one with an attitude of excellence. This can be especially difficult in the down-season, when there isn’t much work to do, and I can’t pretend to ignore or procrastinate on my wifely duties. Talk about a whole new level of mundane!

Last night, in our small group at church, we discussed the topic of work in a Christian’s life and how God requires us to handle ourselves in this area. I was reminded of this verse that I’ve read at least 100 times:

Holy convicting, Batman. It’s such a weird thing to think that I can answer emails or fold laundry for God’s glory, but just because I don’t always understand why, doesn’t mean I can choose to ignore His command. What does this mean for me? Being excellent in every area of my life will bring God glory. This means I’m called to answer emails and complete all of my editing in a timely manner. It means I’m to stay on top of housework, and do it with joy. Yay, laundry!!!! It also means that when I blog, my readers should instantly know that I don’t live my life for myself but for Christ. I’ve been so challenged this morning to make 1 Corinthians 10:31 true of every area of my life, whether big or small.

Here’s to taking Noley up and down 2 flights of stairs what seems like 8000 times a day… For the glory of God!
Hey Noley! Want some peanut butter? :)

I’d love to hear some of the mundane tasks that you struggle to complete with excellence… I know I’m not alone!

Happy Monday! :)

  • February 11, 2013 - 11:38 am

    Rachel Meyer - I definitely hear you on the laundry! It’s tough for me to feel like household chores really matter. Last night I had a tough time listening about doing my work well because… I’m unemployed! I realized that I was feeling bitter toward God because life isn’t happening on my schedule, even though He has TOTALLY come through with jobs/provision at all other times in my life. So I did what I should have done already, and started over by trusting that God desires my good. 2 Peter 1:3-11 hit it home for me once again. Here’s verses 3-4:

    “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

    Sorry this is so long, but thank you for sharing your thoughts. It is encouraging to know we aren’t alone in our struggles. Have a great week!ReplyCancel

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