I was cleaning my kitchen for the two thousand five hundredth time today when I noticed that the legs of my table were looking pretty gross. While I was spraying down these legs and washing them I couldn't help but wonder if anyone would notice. When my husband gets home at 2:00 in the morning from work, do you think he will look at our kitchen table and think, Oh, Grace cleaned the legs of the table. Nice! Trust me. He won't. Even if it was 2:00 in the afternoon he wouldn't notice! And you know what?
Lately I have found myself griping and complaining under my breath while I go about doing my daily chores. I have been throwing the biggest pity party ever -- I will never have a clean house, why did my son wait to poop after I changed him, I'm so sick of picking up shoes and socks that are just sitting in the middle of the room -- you get the idea.
And then God spoke to me.
He said, Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV)
I repeat this verse to myself over and over again throughout the day and it gives me such peace.
I still have laundry to do every single day, the kids seem to think they need to eat breakfast every morning, and there's always, always, always dirty dishes . . . but the way I handle the situations I am faced is changing.
People may not notice the minor details that we put so much effort into, but God sees everything, and He appreciates all the work we do -- both big and small!