There may be more than what you can see...
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw that the sink was filled with water.
I was in unknown territory. It was the bathroom used by the girls. A bathroom I rarely visited. I walked into the bathroom with a task at hand. I was there to put a pillowcase in the linen closet.
After I put the pillowcase away, I decided to let the water out of the sink.
Imagine my surprise when my fingers touched hair and goo as I tugged on the stopper.
Yes, I pulled back sticky fingers.
I immediately realized that the sink was stopped up.
In an effort to help the girls, I made efforts to unstop the sink.
I rarely use their bathroom and I go in there as infrequently as possible. I stay away because I never know what I'm going to find. See what happens when I step outside the norm?!
I almost regretted going into their bathroom that day.
But I quickly realized that I was there for a bigger purpose for being where I was right at that moment.
Regret was quickly redirected to gratefulness. See....I was reminded of how easy it is to miss the small things that go on in our every day lives.
Sometimes, we get too comfortable in the situation that we are in. We miss the bigger picture. We begin to take things for granted.
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."
How often do you think back to the beginning of the world? What about your role in it?
Even after the creation of the world, God did not rest. He was not complacent. There was still much more work to be done.
In this same way, we can not become complacent with the things around us. We have an opportunity and an obligation to shape our surroundings.
In order to do so, we must be observant and vigilant.
What will you commit to paying more attention to this week?