Any of my children: “Mommy?! Help me! I can’t find my shoes!”
Me: “Have you looked for them, yet?”
I’ve had this conversation with each of my kids at least once and I’ve had it…ahem…multiple times with a certain child.
Have your kids ever done this? Asked you to help them find something they haven’t even looked for yet?
Maybe it’s my independent nature, but I find it so maddening, especially because a simple rotation of their head will usually reveal that their shoes are in that very room. Or perhaps already on their feet.
But how often do we do the very same thing?
We find what we are looking for, don’t we?
When we look for injustice, we find it. When we look for nothing, we find it. When we look for joy, we find it. When we look for kindness, we find it. When we look for something to be upset about, we find it. When we look for something to be thankful for, we find it.
When we look for a “better” home, we find it…and we get the added bonus of discontentment.
But when we look for great things about our own home, we find them…and we get the added bonus of contentment.
When we look for disappointments in our spouse, we find them…and our marriage begins to erode.
But when we look for strengths in our spouse, we find them…and our love blooms.
When we look for women who do things better than us, we find them….and insecurity breeds.
But when we look for gifts that God has given to us, we find them…and our hope in who He has made us to be grows.
Very often, nothing needs to change for us to find the very things that we are looking for, we just need to look.
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