How long have you been on Social Media today? How often do you secretly or subconsciously harbor comparisons of that guy or that mom? Their best moments are available for all to see and you’re scrolling, messy bun hair, you just yelled at your kids, dirty dishes in the sink are screaming to be washed… You start thinking, “Why are they blessed like that and I’m not?” “They must have it all together.” “I wish I was that built.” The comparison list is endless and the only place it will take you is in a mental cell.
This morning, one of my dear friends had posted that her husband purposefully got up early to make her and her family pancakes. Nice of him, right? Except, it made me miss my husband… he was at work and I’m sure he wanted to be with his family and couldn’t. Then, that bitter root began to grow… “He’s not here.” “I wish he could make me pancakes.” “Why doesn’t he do things like that more often?” I began to spiral, nurturing that root. Then, I called him to see how his day was going… and I got a huge awakening.
I had called him just after he rescued families from an apartment building on fire! He banged on doors, got people out of the smoking mess, and was a hero. Wow. All of a sudden, those pancakes seemed awfully small. How often do our significant others do things we don’t know about or see, but they deserve hero status? Maybe they wiped down the bathroom counter for you. Maybe they got your coffee prepped for the next morning. Look for ways that your significant other displays love and be intentional of letting them know you see it and that it means something to you. And, be aware that there are times that you have no clue that they are being an unsung hero in the mundane things of life. Thank the Lord for them today, no matter how they wear their cape. Hebrews 12:15. 2 Corinthians 10:12. Ephesians 5:33. Matthew 6:3-4. ©️2019 Rachel D. Lyne