Tuesday, September 14, 2010

the attack of the lazies

One of our favorite family hobbies is to eat out.
We love trying new foods and new places.
Last night we realized we eat out way too much.
I used to cook all the time.
Plan all my meals, prep stuff on the weekend so it would be easy throughout the week.
I even had us on a partly Vegetarian menu to save money so we could buy Organic meat.
And then I was attacked by the lazy monster.
When I am stressed this monster attacks in full force.
I have had a hard time getting used to watching a baby that isn't my own.
The Lord is softening my heart and helping me to love one her.
I have had a hard time getting used to having two kids.
There are days where I feel like super mom and then there are days I just can't figure out how to be a good mommy to them.
Overall, my stress in pretty much self induced because when I look at what stresses me out, I start to laugh.
The Lord is so good to our family.
So why am I still so lazy when I am stressed?
I put the cooking on hold. I put cleaning on hold. Laundry piles up until we have nothing to wear.
We eat out because it makes me happy.
Stress relief - no dishes, no planning, no touching raw meat (I HATE meat. it makes me gag)
But last night Aaron put his foot down and in a very nice and lovely way ordered me back to the kitchen.
Here I sit blogging instead of planning whats for dinner.
Go away bad monster Go!

As I am writing this blog, I just remembered what I read in 2 Chronicles 20 the other day.
Some background- the Israelites are facing a massive enemy army.

"For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you."
  All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the LORD.

This is what the LORD says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's.

Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.' "

The story goes on with the children of Israel Praising God in the midst of their scary situation. 
Praising Him THROUGH the hard time.
Not just at the end.
I love the Lord's words to go out and face the battle because He is with us!
You could put your struggles, stress, hurts, fears, sickness in this story in place of the battle.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12

With the Lord on my side, I am going to face this monster of laziness and be triumphant!
"Give thanks to the Lord for his Love endures forever"
Go check out 2 Chronicles 20!


Stephanie said...

I know how you feel.. well kinda! I don't have two babies! :) I love to cook and plan meals, but often I am too tired and I dread the thought of the dirty dishes that we eat frozen pizza again! Thanks for the encouragement!!

The Roli Poli's said...

Steph I was actually going to ask you to email me that recipe you posted the other day! It looks really yummy and really easy!! Would you mind doing that?? My email is janabunana@msn.com Thank you!!

MommaMindy said...

Lemme know what you're making for dinner....I might need the recipe! Having a huge issue being creative with new foods. When you are sick of your own cooking, you know it is bad.

By the way, does this monster lurk under beds, or in closets? :)

Jill said...

Just to make your lazy monster feel better...enjoy.eating.out.while. you are YOUNG and only have 2 kids! :)

I mean, not every night, but comes with the territory. We used to do it way more often back then too.

Or else, move to the country, 30 minutes from the nearest food joint.. that will kill the lazy monster reeal fast! :)