“I’m probably going to throw some of this stuff away because y’all don’t show enough respect for your room for me to let you keep it.”
These were some of my words while speaking to my middle princess today. She was cleaning today after another mess had been created in her room. The only problem…she didn’t want to clean it.
Hence, my response about throwing things away.
I am that parent that has no problem throwing away toys, especially if I have to keep cleaning up the mess and you don’t care for your things enough to put them away.
However, as I was speaking those words to her, God apparently thought this was a good time for a lesson.
Funny how He works J
At that moment, I thought of my life and my relationship with God. How many times has God asked us to clean something up, to do better in a situation, to do what we know is right to do? And how many times have we been slow to act or just flat out chosen not to do what He has asked of us?
What if God told you he was getting ready to throw away the stuff he had for you, the plan he had for you, the blessings he had for you…all because you chose not to be a good steward? All because you didn’t respect the process?
I want my children to have nice things, but I refuse to care more about their room being clean than they do. I refuse to keep picking up toys and things they are responsible for.
God feels the same way.
He wants us to have wonderful things. He wants to bless us. He wants to help us walk out the callings on our lives, but, if He has to keep reminding us to see the value in what He has for us, what makes you (or me for that matter) think He will keep doing it over and over and over again?
It’s time to choose to do what needs to be done. What I need to do may be different from what you need to do. My path is not yours and yours not mine, but God has something planned for each of us.
He has been gracious and loving, but we must not forget that He is also just and righteous. He loves us enough to bless us, but He also loves us enough to teach us…even if that lesson comes at the expense of the very thing He intended for our good yet we chose not to nurture nor respect.