Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum

To add a little balance to yesterday's post, "So-whats," I really felt the need to clarify that I do not criticize those with vaulted ceilings!

Satan will turn us against one another and against ourselves continuously. It's of great importance not to become haughty either because we have much or because we look down our noses at those who do. I've heard people whispering to one another that they wouldn't have a larger home if you gave it to them on a silver platter. I've been in the middle of conversations (often women) when the topic was how wasteful or selfish someone was because of the finer things to which they treated themselves.
If this is you, stop it. Stop it right now.

Each of us has a lifelong task of finding God's design for our own lives. Just as I don't want to hear child-rearing advice from a person without kids; other people don't need to hear my two cents about their life style. I know what I'm talking about, we seem to live right in the middle of the road regarding life style.

The people at work sometimes ask Mac about our home. They envision a huge brick home with a long staircase going up, an even longer one coming down and one going no where just for show (all day long I diddy diddy dum!) When he tells them our house is aluminum sided with two bedrooms and one bathroom (if you don't count the toilet in the basement,) they are a little surprised.

You guys should buy a nicer house!

When the Mr. gave me a new engagement ring for our 25th anniversary, a few people informed me that they would never trade in their ring for a larger diamond...the original was just too sentimental.

Only your original ring means anything!

In other words, we are living too high on the hog as well as beneath our means.

So please. Please oh please oh please. Whatever your lifestyle, it's fine. It's God intention for you and so, it is good. But it will lose all of its goodness if you make up your mind that you are better than someone else because you live so humbly.

Does anyone else see the irony in this?

When you hear yourself start to say, "I wouldn't have a huge old house like __________, can you imagine having to clean all those rooms?" Stop it.

Try, "What a beautiful home."

Doesn't that sound nicer? Doesn't the first statement sound a tiny bit like jealousy? Or judgement? Both ugly. I never said live large or live small. I only said be content.

This concludes this station's public service announcement regarding the appropriate number of bathrooms per family.


Mrs. Mac said...

Whew! Now come on over and clean a few of my bathrooms, por favor ;)

Margie said...

LOL! You're too funny! I agree with both posts, though, i do not really have time to clean all those rooms ;)

be content. True dat!

Jada's Gigi said...

ditto what Margie said...True dat! ;)