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The Blessings In The Midst Of A Mess

My kids are constantly making a mess.  Whether it’s in their room, their diaper, my car, or the kitchen floor, there’s always a mess. 

It drives me absolutely insane to think that I am always cleaning up for them to just create the mess all over again.  Don’t get me wrong, I am by no means a neat freak. Nor am I the best housekeeper. I’m that stay at home mom that could use a good cleaning lady.  But seeing as how I don’t have one, and I do like for my home to be somewhat tidy, I daily go behind everyone and clean up the mess. At times in my frustration, I find myself mumbling not so pleasant things as I go around cleaning.  Especially after almost breaking my neck on a toy that I know I yelled about no less than 5 times already. But the funny thing is that no matter how irritated I am, my kids just happily keep on playing in the midst of all of the chaos as if they were in their own little personal amusement park. 

As I sit here now staring at the mess which has spilled over from the playroom into my foyer, I can’t help but to be reminded that this is a blessing. My children are happy and creative and have more than enough to entertain themselves. That is a blessing. My children have a home to play in where they are safe and loved.  That is a blessing. My children love to play and share with each other, well sometimes. But that is a blessing. My children don’t care that I’m not a great housekeeper. That is a blessing. So while I once again have to sweep cheerios off of the kitchen floor, vacuum the cracker crumbs from the carpet, and pray that the stains come out of my son’s new shirt I will try to keep a few things in mind.  We have food, we have clothes, we have a home and we have love.

Yes, there’s always a mess, but now I can be grateful for the blessings in the midst of it all.  

 

~1spentmom~

Are You Lucky Or Are These Blessings?

Wow you just missed getting into an accident.  .…aren’t you lucky?

You’re running late and look at all the green lights. ……aren’t you lucky?

Can you believe YOU got promoted?  Ha!   ……aren’t you lucky?

You’re glad it wasn’t YOUR kid who got expelled. ……aren’t you lucky?

It has nothing to do with luck.  Really.  You know I’m a God-girl, right?  … They are called blessings.  AND… YOU are blessed.  You are richly blessed.  You could go so far as to say you are Divinely Blessed and those were Divine Appointments just for You.  God knows your heart, He has everything figured out before it even happens and you call it luck but they are Blessings.  It is His mercy and grace for you that life is good amidst the growing pains, the chaos, the mishaps.

When you stand in the space of abundance and the mindset of God’s goodness, you will notice blessings more and more.  Some you may not see at all because He’s saving you from something.

Imagine:  You’re waiting for a very important phone call as you’re walking along the sidewalk getting ready to cross the street & just as you’re about to step off the curb,the phone rings.  In the midst of your excitement,  that they are finally calling you back, you step back onto the sidewalk to have your conversation.  You are so engrossed in what you are hearing that you never noticed the car that flew by in that very instant, beating the red light.  Passing the exact spot, right there where you would have stepped into, had the phone not rung.

Sometimes we can’t see the blessings , because we are deterred into another direction.  Sometimes we don’t see the blessings because we can only focus on the bad.  Sometimes we don’t see the blessings because we think it’s our ‘good luck’.  But they are there.  Every. Day. From God.  For You.

Your God Girl,

Tracy