I found myself indignant with TG today, which I find happening more frequently as she nears her teen years, and I posted the following on Facebook.
12-year-olds are all the way live. Apparently TG decided she wanted to do more around the house. She chose to do so by making a big show of sweeping (poorly I might add) the living room while we were all in there watching TV. She denied trying to get us to see her contributions. Really? She only wants to do more around the house because Christmas is coming up, and she wanted to make sure we saw her. Seriously. Just do the chores we’ve already given you. We will notice.
Like God often does, He points out to me how I’m exactly like my daughter.
God reminded me that I too avoid doing what He told me to do for other things that are good things to do. I’d like to think that I’m less showy and calculating about my disobedience, but that doesn’t make me any less disobedient.
When I gave TG her (small) docket of chores, I chose those things for particular reasons. Similarly, God has tasked me with some things for particular reasons. I may not understand why He has given me these assignments, but He hasn’t asked me to act out of understanding. He’s asked me to act out of faith that as my Father, He knows what’s best for me.
And that’s exactly what I’m asking of TG.
Sigh. I do admire God’s sense of humor.