I am the first to admit that I'm not much of a housekeeper. I find myself saying things like: "I'm messy most of the time, until people come over." I want the house looking okay. At the same time I don't want people to think I'm a fake, so that's why I feel it necessary to tell people that I don't have life all together.
Then, I get to some weeks where we have a bunch of meetings at our house. I like having them at my house. I like that it forces me to be more on top of the general pick up that needs to be done.
My question is: If I continue to consistently keep the house picked up, at what point do I change my way of labeling myself as a housekeeper? When do I say: "I'm okay at keeping up with the dishes?"
I don't quite know the answer completely. It got me thinking though. Sometimes when we start going to church for worship, we don't get it all. For some of us that happens when we're a baby. For others of us that happens when we we're 42. There's all that christianese (a.k.a. Christian language) that we don't get. We feel kind of fake. After some time we get more comfortable and feel less fake. So my thought today is: When you're at church worshiping God with a bunch of other people, remember that we're all at different points of our journey and encourage one another. It's not a race. Thank God!
This is written by Kathleen Blackey, follower of Jesus and co-pastor at First Baptist Church.