Sometimes things in the world amaze me and at other times they completely baffle me. I mean it's amazing that when I want to find the perfect whatever it is, that there is so much choice and selection out there. At other times, this just drives me crazy! Why do we need to choose from 100's of different models of digital cameras, or varieties of apples, or paint chip colors. One day it really matters to me, and other days, I just could really care less. There just is more to it than how to make the perfect chocolate cake or plan the perfect birthday party. There are people starving in the world! I know my children have heard it a million times. I think they are getting a guilt complex.
I ask myself these questions... How do I find a balance between enjoying what we've been given and caring about the details of life, and making it too much a priority? How can I constantly keep my focus on the right thing? Don't get me wrong I LOVE DETAILS! I am a details person!! I love planning things and get enjoyment out of all those things. I love making lists and accomplishing them. I love organizing and finding the perfect gift for someone, or putting little notes in my kids' lunches (which I haven't done for awhile). But I guess I have to look at the motivation of my heart in all this. Is it pride that I want it all to be perfect? Or is it an enjoyment of the gifts I have been given and the people I want to please and honor? Am I working to please myself or am I working to please and honor my King- the owner and maker of my heart and everything I am, everything I possess, and everything I want to become? I want to make the small corner of the world I touch a better place because I have been there. That is a huge task! I am thankful that He has made me worthy of such a calling and equips me to do it! In this world where everything is rushed and drive-thru, I am happy to spend extra time caring in small ways and hope that somehow it will make a difference. My hope is that the motivation is enough to show the love underneath it all.
Even still I need to accessorize and paint the office.