To Be Honest… I’m Particular.
January 28, 2021 | Aaron Adams
As I’ve gotten older, and the more years I’ve spent being married and being a dad, I find more and more things that I’m particular about.
You might call them “pet peeves.”
Let me tell you about a few of those.
My family has created a small workout space in half of our garage. We’ve got a few of the typical garage-gym workout items: some dumbbells, an elliptical, and a weight bench, for instance. When I work out, I always put the dumbbells back with the corresponding numbers facing up and visible.
...not everyone in my family does that!
Here’s another one for you: My two boys, Cameron and Cole, are plenty old enough to use the bathroom by themselves. Still, for whatever reason, they CANNOT seem to remember to always flush the toilet and turn off the light. I can’t tell you how many times I walk by, notice the problem, and have to tell the boys to come back and do it correctly, or I just do it myself. Total dad move, right?
Let’s ramp it up a bit with this next one. For the most part, I enjoy cutting the grass. It’s outside, and it doesn’t involve me sitting at a desk inside somewhere. However, there are those weeks where there are not enough days in the week to get everything done, and the grass doesn’t stop growing to give me the time to get it all figured out. So, while I, for the most part, enjoy cutting the grass and do so more often than the rest of my family, there are times that someone else in my family picks up that chore for me. Hear me out here, I TRULY am appreciative that they’ve taken this task off my plate, but my heart skips a beat if I’m home when they’re cutting the grass.
Well, I mutter things like, “That’s an interesting pattern.” Or, “Why are you doing it that way?” Or simply, “That’s not how I do it.”
See, I’m particular. We probably all are in some ways. We have things that we like to be done a certain way, and most of the time, we feel like we have the best, most effective, and efficient way to get it done. Really, it’s all about trust! It is hard for me to give my trust to others. I feel the same with my faith sometimes too. Faith requires a significant amount of trust in God. Yet, there are plenty of times where I feel like I need to insert myself in my faith journey to do things the way that I think they need to be done.
Our God is a God worth trusting. I’m continually learning how to hand over my problems, worries, and desires into his hand and trust him with it.
We’ll talk more about this on Sunday. I hope to see you in person or online!