Because yesterday I was home all day, and when I went to bed last night my bed wasn’t made. It wasn’t because I didn’t have time to make it. It’s just that I didn’t. And I didn’t empty my bathroom garbage can, which is soon to be climbing-up-the-wall full. I could have, but I didn’t.
My confession, right here out loud to all of you, is that I don’t always manage myself very well at home.
Proverbs 31:27 says, “She watches over the activities of her household and is never idle.”
I do that, too –well, the watching over the activities of my household part. Watching the dishes stack up. Watching the dust accumulate. Watching the paperwork pile grow. Is that what Solomon meant?
It’s hard when you work at home all day, and there’s no one to hold you accountable for what you choose to do in each hour. Easy to slip into idleness. And you can finish the sentence, “Idle hands are the ________.”
Is it true? Is that Proverbs 31 lady never idle? She definitely must not have a Facebook account.
I’m going to make quite an effort to stay hard at it all day long today, especially to do some chores that I’ve been idling on. I will empty my bathroom garage today!
Does anyone else out there struggle with staying industrious all day long when you’re at home by yourself?