As I begin this new journey of juggling the chaos (hopefully) forever, there are two verses that I feel are important to meditate on regularly…
Let all things be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians 14:40 KJV
God is not the author of disorder or chaos. If my life is going to reflect God and glorify Him, then I need to be serious about controlling the chaos and removing disorder from my life.
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight. Proverbs 11:1 KJV
The word abomination means a thing that causes disgust or hatred. My Heavenly Father is disgusted by my life when I work within a false balance… that’s heavy. A false balance is easy to maintain, too. How often do I spend more time working on my blog than I do maintaining my home, or my marriage, or, dare I say it, training my children? How often do you?
I will be focusing on these two verses as I reestablish my God-given responsibilities and prioritize said responsibilities to effectively maintain a just balance in my life and home. Care to join me?
STEP ONE: MAKING A LIST
The first step to juggling the chaos is to make a list of our God-given roles and the responsibilities that go along with those roles.
Get out a piece of paper and start jotting down all the roles you fill in your life. They don’t need to be listed in order of importance – just write them as they come to you leaving about 10 to 12 lines in between each one. We will prioritize this list later.
Here’s my list…
Daughter of the King
Your list may look very different from mine… that’s okay. Don’t forget to list areas of ministry you may serve in or your job if you work outside the home.
Once we have a list of our God-given roles in this world it will be easier to clarify what the detailed responsibilities are that go along with each one. When you have some time, think through each role and jot down all the tasks and responsibilities that need to be fulfilled in order to achieve success in each area.
Here’s an example…
Under my “Wife” role I could list…
*Affirm my love through PG affection daily
*Make time for date nights
*Pray for him
*Fulfill his physical desires and needs
*Be a help meet by anticipating his needs (orchestrate some quiet time for him after work, refill his drink, rub his shoulders if he’s under stress, is he running out of clean socks…)
*Help him stay organized and remember important dates like his parent’s b-days
*Do not be a financial burden to him by over-spending
Take a day or two to complete this list. Don’t nitpick. Every little detail does not need to be listed. Just focus on the main priorities and basics first. Perhaps you can do this with a sister, friend, or even your hubby – one of you might think of something the other doesn’t.
See you back here on Wednesday for Step Two and hopefully I’ll have a new blog design & button to share with you by then!
Fellow Domestic Goddess in Training