After breaking 2 ribs back in February, I wasn’t able to do some of the things around my house that I take pride in, mowing the grass and manicuring my golf green. Thus, in the spring I handed over these responsibilities over to my 2 sons, assuming we were on the same page. Unfortunately, as I glanced around my yard this afternoon, one thing is clear, “I’m living in a state of disrepair.”
Although not everyone is prone to become a hoarder, I guess we all have some sort of collection or fetish which blinds us from reality. For some its clothes, others relish in shoes and for me, I have a weakness for golf clubs. Somewhere in the past 6 months, I’ve stopped caring about minor details. Little did I know that these routine chores would snowball out of control, leaving me paralyzed pondering, “where do I start?”
The words of Luke 12:48 have hit home for me today. According to Jesus, “to whom much is given, much is required.” When you are a parent, spouse and homeowner, work never stops, at least there is always something that needs to be done to be a good steward of the possessions God has given you. Yet, if you forget, ignore or neglect this responsibility, you too will know what it feels like to be living in a state of disrepair. May God awaken you and I from this stupor so that day by day, we will rise to meet future challenges.
by Jay Mankus