Most kids, or maybe just mine, are often careless and disorganized with their belongings. However, one of my kids is the opposite.
She always takes good care of her things and is fairly organized. She has a method, a routine and sticks to it. When she is in the middle of a chore, such as feeding the dogs, she goes step by step with her process and does not like to be thrown off.
My daughter loves to read, she has a wonderful imagination and is a complete princess. But she also loves to play her video game. She has a Nintendo DS and plays for a little bit each day, as well as every time she is in the car. Her game system is something she takes very good care of. Last night she accidentally broke it. She was completely heart broken and cried hard.
As soon as we got home from church she went in to her bedroom, grabbed her Bible and started to read and pray. Her tears dried very quickly. Her frown was replaced with a bright smile. She forgot about a broken game and just delighted in the presence of God.
A lesson learned.
How often do things happen to us and all we do is mope around or get angry? What we should be doing is grabbing our Bible and spending time delighting in the presence of God. Yelling, throwing, slamming doors, whining, gossiping, these things do not restore our joy, God does.
When things fall apart around you, let God restore your joy.