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If your home is like mine then things are constantly changing. As a matter of fact in our home, it seems like every time we develop the perfect routine we actually have a something major happen and then BAM it is time to change our routine again. Yep, our home is always changing which means I am always having to stop and survey my home.
In our house, I am finding that there are a few things that I need to survey on a regular base. I have to keep check on my marriage, on my motherhood journey, on our homeschooling journey, on our housekeeping and on our spiritual journey. Yep, there is a whole lot of surveying going on and yes it is just as exhausting as it sounds sometimes.
As a wife, I need to make sure that I am connecting with my husband the way that he needs me to. I can become so busy with ministry work and with all motherhood that my husband sometimes gets pushed to the side. So I have to make sure that I take the time to connect with my husband and often. As a matter of a fact, we have chosen to take the time to text each other throughout the day, talk with each other every night and at least one night a week I don’t work so that we can simply be together.
As the household teacher, I need to survey how my children are doing in their academic studies and I also have to make sure that I am meeting each of their special needs. I have 4 children who are all totally different. This is a wonderful thing, but it can be a very exhausting thing when it comes to teaching them. That means I need to constantly tweak what and how we are doing things. Plus side the constant changes keep us all on our toes and it also increases bonding.
As a mother, I often have to remind myself that I am more than their maid and teacher. They need time with me that doesn’t require them to answer questions or to require them to work on some sort of project. I have to make sure that I take the time to simply enjoy them which in turn allows them to enjoy me. Therefore, I have to survey again each child and what they need from me. Sometimes it is that they need a one on one chat other times it is that they need to do some sort of activity with just me. I have to make sure that I am reminding each one of them that they are important as a person and as part of the family unit. I also need to make sure that I am providing them with the chances to learn how to be a responsible adult one day.
As the residential housekeeper, I have to survey what is working and what isn’t working. I am in constant go mode. Because of this if I am not careful I will drop the ball on serving my family in this area. I have to make sure that the basics are being done and that again I am pulling my children in the process with me. In our home, we can not function at all if it is a mess, therefore, this one really keeps me on my A game.
As a child of God, I have to survey my spiritual journey. Am I getting the alone time with God I need? Am I listening to God’s directions? Am I working toward the goals that God wants me to achieve? Am I serving in all the areas that God wants me to serve in?
Surveying our homes and ourselves is a very exhausting task and yet it is one that we need to do often. So now I leave you with a question…..When is the last time you surveyed your home?
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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