He sees the bigger picture . . . Do You?
During our recent visit to the Natural Science and History museum we paused in a room dedicated to engineering. Needless to say this is the Scout's favorite subject . . . give him legos or building blocks and leave him alone for thirty minutes and you will be amazed at the result. Well, the Scout and I teamed up to build something as a team. We chose these flat thin, KEVA, wooden building planks to build with and construct something worth while. We began by finding a design that we liked. We followed the pattern that was given to us. It was frustrating through out the entire process. The building blocks fell easily without a steady hand and careful placement. It took concentration and perseverance in order to keep building. We had to cheer one another on. We also had an outside circumstance effect our building process (a.k.a. a small toddler walking by who could not resist knocking our structure down).
Grrrr . . . .
We continued to build, regardless of the frustrations, trials and circumstance. We began to see the pattern forming into something beautiful. We were encouraged to continue building by others walking by, complementing us on our endurance and crafting abilities. Then finally we were able to look down upon our project and say, "Wow, it looks nice from this view!"
Which, of course, got me to thinking & then blogging . . .
How many times in a day do I want to thow up my hands and say forget it? How many times as wife and mother do I say, "Forget it, nobody cares! What's the use"? I feel that sometimes, my management of my children and home is like the construction that the Scout and I built with our blocks.
We have a pattern to follow (the Bible) and a drive to see it accomplished in our home and lives. Proceeding with care and caution in building sometimes works and sometimes it does not. Sometimes the only thing to hold onto is the hope that if you continue, the promise of a well-built structure will manifest. The outside circumstances can continually attempt to shake the foundation (your faith), but it is ultimately those who endure that will see the beautiful end result . . . a child, turned adult, dedicated to the Lord's service.
God made the pattern. He is in control. He sees what you are sacrificing. He will honor the faith and endurance you have applied to your children & home. Stay the course and He will receive the glory! After all, that is why we do what we do.
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