I Loathe Cleaning (up after other people)

Background: A co worker states, “I told my kids, ‘If you’re going to treat me like a maid, I’m going to start charging you!’” Haha! Me too girl!So let me first start off by saying that cleanliness is next to Godliness and I’m snuggled up tight with God. I clean because I don’t like messes and things out of place. I do not like cleaning up after the fam, I do not like it Sam I Am. Since my children are small, I work fulltime and my hubby is working and in school (oh and I did I forget to mention that we’re 3 weeks into a new house), I find myself cleaning a lot! 3 people making a mess and one person cleaning up consistently, gets old real quick. So, what does our passage of scripture have to say about this?

Hold on, let me find it.

Wait for it…….

Ok. This is all I could find.

Verse 27 (NLT) “She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.”

Verse 29 (NKJV) “Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all.”

So laziness would truly be the only thing that would make me stoop so low as to live in filth, although I have tolerated filthiness in protest, hoping someone would give me justice. And then, there is the ever so powerful mandate to do things well so that you excel all other women. In essence, you should excel all women in sweeping up cheerios and wiping pee out of that little crevice at the bottom of the toilet. And no one should come close in putting dishes away and picking up random stuff off the floor.

This is a tall order for someone like me that does not have the passion for cleaning. The P31 is a businesswoman, so if my kids were big enough, I might do like my co-worker, charge them for my services since they’ve relegated me to that role. All jokes aside, my first desire is to please God and that’s the only way I’ll be endued with power to consistently clean up after my beautiful family. I end with the latter part of verse 30 (YLT) “A woman fearing Jehovah, she may boast herself.” So as I please God through the powerful ministry of cleaning up after my family, I will give myself a pat on the back and demand that you give me a pat as well.

References: Proverbs 31: 27, 29

One Comment

  1. Robyn said:

    So true…I’ve felt that way for years…hated to clean up after others. Get no real joy out of cleaning, but love order and cleanliness! If you don’t do it– who will?

    October 2, 2012
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