A month ago everything changed. I’m not sure who suggested it. But out of desperation we listed all the household chores and assigned them. I hate dusting, and others in my family don’t mind it so much. Then I made a chart and printed it out. What had been a huge issue in our house has now become a well-orchestrated dance. My youngest thinks its fun to look on the chart and discover what and when her jobs are to be done. We aren’t arguing, and the work is getting done. No one person feels like they are baring the whole weight of the issue. I believe we will keep it up.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
There is a real lesson to be learned here about working together as a team. Dan and I had to hear what chores the kids would rather do, and what ones they’d rather pass on. Dan and I had to listen to the girls, all come together, and begin to work accordingly.
Unity and teamwork get overlooked too often in life. A church will get more done when they all work together as a team. There are too many people out there trying to be one man/woman shows and wondering why they are running themselves ragged. When the truth is simply put, we need each other to do their part of the work.
Remember God has awesome plans for your life. Get excited!