I grew up in a household with five brothers and three sisters. Meals had to be planned sometimes the day before which, to be honest, I hated. My idea of fun was to go outside and spend time with my brothers and watch while my father fix cars which were having mechanical problems. Unfortunately, my mother’s intention for my upbringing was to learn how to cook, clean, wash dishes and pots and pans. As I look back on that part of my life, I wondered why it bothered me so much as my mom taught me how to keep a home and take care of my family which is invaluable.
Years later as I examined and analyzed my past and my distaste for those chores, I recognized we are all designed to have different desires and dreams in this life. Some of us may love being housekeepers, and that’s alright, however others may want to conquer the world, dream bigger dreams or become entrepreneurs. As I continue to raise my family, that old feeling of frustration has never subsided. I have accepted the fact that this is not who I am; it’s just one of the many things I have to do in this life in order to maintain some order. Maybe the routine or the lack of my ability to stimulate my creative energies is what’s making me feel so discombobulated. If I had a preference, I would rather do something else which is more productive than washing those dirty pots and pans. Maybe one of these days, an innovative inventor will come up with a brilliant idea in order to alleviate this menial job. A true sense of freedom is the key in order to explore life’s options. Unfortunately, dishwashers are not the answer because one has to still rinse and load. Today and everyday, I can’t help feeling there is more to life than POTS AND PANS.
As time continues to tick away, know in your heart you can make choices that will someday increase and improve the quality of your life.
Nugget of Truth: We were all created for more than Pots and Pans which is a metaphor for other things in life. Keep searching and don’t give up on your dreams. Settling for less than who God intended you to be will only lead to a life of anger, resentment, and frustration.