And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new” (Revelation 21:5).
Do you sometimes get on overwhelm with chaos? With a recent kitchen remodel, I thought, So you throw a few spoons in a box, and life goes on. No big deal, right?
Wrong. For two months, our lives were upside-down and inside-out with the sounds of deconstruct and reconstruct, and handymen revolving in and out. Talk about a spiking stress-o-meter!
Here are yucks and yays I experienced along the way.
Yuck: Brick dust & sawdust everywhere. Noise, varnish and fumes. Migraines 24/7.
Yay: (Wheez, cough.) This is gonna rock when it’s over, right? (Massaging my temples.)
Yuck: Are you kidding me? Once the kitchen bricks were removed, the back of the chimney exposed sloppy craftsmanship, missing brick, and slap-hazard mortar?
Yay: I am so inserting Bible verses into the zigzagging nooks and crannies. Here’s one:
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere, so that when you have done the will of Christ, you will receive what He has promised” (Hebrews 10: 35, 36).
Yuck: The old 1958 Westinghouse oven with bad hinge, scruffy controls, and bad wiring sits on my front yard for all the neighbors to see. Is there no balm in Gilead?
Yay: This is worth it. This is worth it. This is worth it. Think about the end result.
Yuck: My garage is now a carpenter’s workshop, apparently.
Yay: I’m glad that the Divine Carpenter is on-site and showing me how to take charge of my attitude while my car’s on the street and my life is in boxes.
(Thank you to my parents, John and Maryann, for gifting us with the remodel. Thank you for the new floor, Jeff Edmondson of 24/7 Properties,)
Friend, what yuck have you run into lately? How did you turn it into a yay?