This is what happens when you don't do laundry for a week and a half...
and sadly there's still more to come.
I am a procrastinator of many things, and in some weird way I enjoy it.
My kids lately have been a little harder than usual. Some heart issues have come up with all four of them in the last few weeks. Of course, the issues are different but all demanding of my time and attention. I am learning that I can choose between two types of mothering- Mothering with intention or Mothering with procrastination. Since I am a procrastinator, when I see all these issues in my kids arise, I try and fix it all real quick and hope for quick results. Just like with laundry, I wait til there are piles upon piles and then I start realizing there is a problem(we have no clothes to wear) and then I motivate myself to work like a mad woman and get it all done in 20 minutes.
God is teaching me that who my kids become in the big picture of life all depends on what I did with them in the detailed moments. When I procrastinate, I am responding to the problem but not truly dealing with the issue. Mothering with intention is more than a full time job. It is coming up with agendas and strategies on molding our children's heart to be like Christ... constantly. Don't get overwhelmed. Be encouraged that God walks along side us in the details. He is our Counselor and He longs to give us creative ways to reach our children's heart.
May we be patient, and not be seekers of immediate results. And may we realize it is truly not about us but God's heart for our kids. So may we press in with pure intention and hold on to the truth that "He who began a good work will be faithful to complete it."