Wednesday, December 22, 2010

~And God has me Washing Dishes ~

"There is a passion that burns inside me. I long to do something that changes not just today, but eternity. I feel pumped, ready for a task that will challenge my physical and spiritual limits.

And God has me washing dishes.

Really? I’m 20 years old and I spend most of my day doing laundry, washing dishes and contemplating what to make for supper.

There are days, (like today) I just want to set a match to the powder keg of ambition. Become one of those people who turn the hearts of Kings, change the course of nations. I want to be that girl on the front lines scooping up orphans in Uganda or smuggling Bibles into China. I want to be writing political ethics reform and lobbying in Washington to end legalized genocide.

And God has me washing dishes.

I want to be exposing corruption and married to the govenor. I want to be on the streets of India or Iraq preaching the message of Grace. I want to be distributting chickens to Liberian families so they wont starve or in a soup kitchen in Birmingham.

And God has me washing dishes.

Why? Why dishes?

To teach me humility.

If God deemed Jesus not above washing feet, why should I assume I am made for greater things? I think also, trivial things are one of Gods test, to make sure we are doing things for the right reasons. If we can wash dishes with as much gusto as we bandage an orphans wounds, than we can be sure that we are doing it for Gods glory, not our own.

To teach me contentment.

Because it takes so much more to be content doing trivial things like dishes and laundry than say, saving the world.

To teach me trust.

Trust that He does know what is best. Trust that He is working things out for my good because I love Him. Trust that there is a time for everything. Trust.

So for now, I’m washing dishes."

Post by Olivia Brodock from She Considers

1 comment:

Heather said...

Hello Bria,

My name is Heather, and I have to admit that I was disappointed when I first found your blog - reason being that I discovered it when I googled the title of my desired blog name: "healthy happy home". I was bummed that someone already had the name and seemed to be doing a good job. However, after reading a few of your posts - especially this one, I am so thankful that I found you. This blog confirmed what God has been teaching me lately. You seem to be a kindred spirit, and I expect to be enjoying your lessons in the future. Sincere blessings!