While reading a home decor blog the other day the author showed a photo that revealed, (horror of horrors!), that she still had brass finish door knobs in her house. Evidently this is a big home decor faux pas. It's just so nineties! And since my home was built in 1999, guess what is on all of my doors. Suddenly, what didn't bother me a bit before has become glaringly obvious. My door knobs are hopelessly out of fashion! The shame of it all. Pardon me if I don't invite any of you over until I can fix this atrocity. Of course, the fact that the carpet on my stairs is ten years old and needs replaced before I can replace all of my doorknobs means I might as well condemn my house altogether!
Sometimes things can get that ridiculous. We can become paralyzed from enjoying the life God has given us because we don't look like or dress like the people we see on tv, in magazines or in blogs. Our homes and families don't look as perfect as the ones we see there either. Our real life just isn't quite that cool or cutting edge. Discontent sets in and a disgruntled attitude takes root.
Instead of seeing the flowers of our life, all we can see are the weeds.
As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose minds are to be set on the eternal rather than the temporal, we should be immune to this. But we're not. I'm not. We want to be accepted, to fit in, to be COOL! And evidently brass door knobs are not cool. Who knew and who cared before someone out there in home decor world decided it to be so.
In the meanwhile, around my brass door knob filled home, is a city of hurting people needing Jesus. Sometimes its good to remind myself. To put things into proper perspective. To remember what really matters. Because what will always be in style, what will always be cool, is not me or my house LOOKING better, but me LOVING Jesus and the people He gave His life for better. With that in mind, maybe I will invite you over after all...just pardon my door knobs please.