This month, I’ve skipped my Music Monday posts because of a few other “Monday Campaigns” I’ve been working on like the the Back-to-School Meal Maker Challenge and 30 Days About Me. Come September, however, I’m ALL about diving back into showcasing my favorite songs and why I love them each Monday.
One in particular, that really hit home, is Do Everything by Steven Curtis Chapman. His new album re:creation debuts today and mixes this song with other inspirational tunes both new and old. It’s all about the little things we do, in the mundane of the day, to glorify Him. I remember thinking to myself a few years ago What am I doing? I change diapers all day. I clean house all day. I cook. I clean. When will this ever matter to anyone? Then a good friend told me, “You don’t do this for you. You don’t do it for those kids. You do it because this is where God has placed you. He thinks it matters. He thinks YOU matter.”
It’s really hard, throughout the day, to feel like I matter. I mean, the first 3-4 years of me being a Stay-At-Home-Mom was hard. I felt like all I did was housework and that can get straining on a woman. It was this overwhelming sense that I’m more than that. I’m more than a cook or a maid or a Mom. I was once someone’s lover. Where did that go? I am still a wife right? Do I even matter? Why am I doing this again?
Then comes a friend who reminds me that I do what I do to glorify Him. Everything I do, big or small, is for Him and that’s the premise of Steven’s new song. God made me and, as I sit here thinking of my long list of errands today, I’m reminded that others are watching and by golly, if I can glorify Him by a simple smile at the grocery store………. I will.
The Story Behind the Album:
Steven’s album re:creation can be purchased today on Amazon, iTunes, or a Christian bookstore near you for the suggested retail price of $13.99.
Have you ever felt like that? That what you’re doing doesn’t matter? How do you push through it?
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