Perspective Matters: What Will You See Today?

Gold Brush Stroke

In the dark of night, cleaning her up again is not where I want to be. With tears, mumblings, and silent stomps (yes, a person can stomp silently–I’m proof), I go about the unpleasant task–wondering how many more years I can do it. 

mess or creativity

Sink full of dishes, toys strewn across the floor, garbage cans overflowing, windows and mirrors finger-smudged, laundry in mounds: can’t anyone see the mess but me? 

Does he have to have the TV on again? 

Another night, another activity to run to. What about being home? 

Grumblings, moanings, tears, complaints, anger, bitterness. Can’t I see? What this is doing to me? And them? 

What am I missing? I’m failing to see just how blessed I am. I’m missing the gifts wrapped in each task.

Perhaps no messes would be nice, but then there’d be no her.

Household tasks, yes, can be a drag, but I have them because I have a house, ample food, windows to see the view and keep weather and critters out, plenty of clothes and even a washer and dryer. 

The TV is annoying, but I have my man and he’s a good man and he’s home. 

Activities become exhausting, and a limit is good, but they point to an active family I can’t imagine being without. Children I adore mothering. A special time that will be gone in an instant. 


Perspective Matters

You see, I’m learning, satisfaction really isn’t dependent on the tasks you or I must perform or what our days hold. Satisfaction is really about how we see. 

Satisfaction isn't dependent on the tasks you or I must perform or what our days hold, but about how we see. Share on X

What will you see today?

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9)

Reflection: Share in the comments below a blessing you see today that is wrapped in a task you normally grumble about.

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  1. Holly Solomon Barrett on January 10, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Love that Phil. 4 filter! It can certainly change the way we see things as well as help us filter out what we don’t need to see. Enjoyed your post, Julie. Have a great weekend!

    • Julie Sunne on January 10, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you, Holly. Blessings to you.

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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

May the posts and pages on this site offer you a measure of peace and encouragement.

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