there’s a bottle of comet and a can of scrubbing bubbles that sat on my bathroom counter all weekend.
i never touched it because i didn’t have time, but didn’t want to put it away just in case i did.
this morning, like most mornings, i woke with my running list of to-do’s scrolling through my mind before my eyes even opened..
cleaning bathrooms at the top. along with a dozen other things that just had to get done today!
instead. this stomach flu that won’t quite seem to fully leave had me back in bed..
and my 2 year old making a playground around me of books and dolls and toy pots and pans and plastic food.
i found myself irritated that the day wasn’t going as planned. nothing getting done.
i didn’t have time to be sick! what mom ever does?
or to sit around playing connect four with reese all day!
then i read this.
“the great thing if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own’ or ‘real’ life…
the truth is of course that what one calls interruptions are precisely one’s real life –
the life God is sending you day by day.” c.s. lewis
i felt conviction and comfort all at the same time.
“the life GOD is sending…”
man! how i lose sight of that.
that, wait a minute.. there’s a whole other plan here besides mine.
and what? it’s not about getting it all done and crossing off every box on our endless to-do lists?
it’s about pouring into the eternal souls around us.
even if we do it laying flat on our back in bed, playing connect four. ;)
and suddenly the irritating “interruptions” of my day become a little more plain for what they are –
His wise love forming me. changing me. giving me eyes beyond myself.