Yep, reality is settling in. Spring Break is over and I find myself steeped in laundry, emails, and tasks to do. I want the restfulness of vacation to linger. However, the stench of sweaty ski coats is winning the battle. Milk needs to be bought. Bills need to be paid. The routine of life is creeping my way.
Human nature has us longing for glorious.
We want bigger and better. Prominent sounds much better than petty, and spectacular is preferred over small. However, God is concerned with our faithfulness in the little things.
Will we bring Him glory even when our task is small?
Luke 16:10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”
We can never fully escape the menial responsibilities of life. It should not be a matter of how grand is the task—but rather a question of whether or not it needs to be done.
Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Jesus hung out with despised tax collectors so they could have eternal life. He loved the little children, showing they had value and immeasurable worth. He washed the disciples dirty feet, conveying nothing was beneath Him. Lepers, blind men, prostitutes, beggars—well, they were worth his time, too.
Maybe I should quit complaining about my laundry and instead choose joy that I have laundry to do. I have a family to serve. And for that, I am immensely grateful! Is God asking you to be content with the small? Are you willing to serve doing the mundane?