Dealing with disorder

Due to his rotating shift, yesterday was Handsome’s day off.

He worked all day long on projects, furniture leftover from our small business.

These were all items which required a lot work or repair or were missing pieces and take much longer than our normal items.

He finished up several and I’m so thankful.

Since he’s working through the weekend, and the following one is our sale, he really needed to get as many as possible completed.

His noon to midnight shift doesn’t allow for much time on working days.

I’m very thankful for all he did.

(God blessed him with finishing two tables and three beds!)

It is causing us to shift things around.

We currently have two dining room tables and chairs in the dining room.

By removing their leaves they fit snuggly.

Our kitchen nook also has a dining set in it.

So does the garage.

The table outside was one he got done yesterday. (It’s waiting for us to rearrange things again and find a place for it.)

To say we are dealing with some disorder is putting it mildly.

But it can’t be helped.

Until we finish all the furniture we plan on selling at the yard sale it’s going to be this way.

The fact that I’m packing boxes without an “out of the way” place to put them is another part of our disorder.

But it’s only temporary.

When we have our sale everything will either be sold or donated.

Then, I’ll have the garage to put boxes in out of the way.

While we live in the disorder and still do the tasks at hand, like homeschooling and dishes, I am finding it a challenge.

The mess weighs on me, it’s not peaceful nor comfortable.

Yet, it’s only a season.

A season I’m finding so many opportunities to pray for others.

Instead of complaining about all the stuff, I pray for the needy.

I ask God that these items we are moving on would bless others.

Also, I lift up those around the world who are suffering due to lack of necessities.

Rather than allow myself to feel stressed about the amount of “to do”s I am praying for wisdom on what to do today.

I don’t want to over do it again, it doesn’t honor God and it hinders my family.

When I begin to feel overwhelmed, I head for my room and pray for guidance.

Praying specifically for trust and rest in Him as I walk through this.

It’s a season and a good one.

Good, because it’s an opportunity to live in discomfort and still praise the Lord.

Psalm 7:17 KJV — I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

Psalm 9:1 KJV — To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David. I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

Psalm 28:7 KJV — The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your faithfulness. Lord, thank You for this season of change. Lord, I know You are guiding us in all things. I know we can trust You through every circumstance. Lord, I thank You for the way You are walking us through this transition. Lord, You are worthy of all praise, honor, and glory. May we never forget to praise You, in all things, through every season of our lives. For You alone are our God and our Savior. You are the Creator and Your Word is truth. Great are Your works and greatly to be praised! I love You, Lord. Amen.

2 thoughts on “Dealing with disorder

  1. Mamalava

    You have made me think of Philippians 4:12 in a whole new way. “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” I have always thought of the “plenty” as the easier time to be content. But you have horn me otherwise. Too much “plenty” can also be a stress under which you are having to choose contentment. Thanks for sharing and expanding my view of this truth!

    1. hope Post author

      My pleasure! Honestly, before we started redoing furniture I’d always thought along the same lines as you. It was only after we experienced “plenty” in a new way that I realized how much responsibility it requires and it’s humbling as well. Our family wants to be honorable with the “plenty” and move it on to whoever God has intended it for. Previously, it was just a matter of getting it redone and placed for sale. Now it’s different as we are shutting it down. While we are in this disorder of transition it’s been a wonderful lesson. Thank you for your time and encouragement!


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