Faith-Filled Friday with Brandi Linai
We’ve all heard that if you want something done, ask a busy person…but is
that really right thinking?
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Brandi Linai and Trench
Classes United. Today’s Blog is a great reminder that to properly prioritize
the things we think we need to do will bring more memories that make us
I don’t know about your house, but at my house, bunny rabbits have nothing on my laundry! It
just seems to multiply and multiply and multiply some more. Just when I think I’m getting a
handle on the laundry, here comes a sink full of dishes or a spill on the carpet that needs
attention - if you know a secret to get the kids slime out of hair, clothes, the backseat of the car,
I’ll pay you good money for it but we can talk about that later.
Being vigilant about every crumb or mess in the house is exhausting. And time consuming.
There will be times when you have to save the tidying for later…and be ok with that.
I saw a headline recently that made me gasp, and apparently all of the internet and the world
had the same response as I did. “The Queen of Clean Marie Kondo says she has kind of given
up on tidying at home! Excuse me? Is she allowed to do that? She’s the tidying up guru who
took our lives and our homes by storm back in 2014 with her books and tv shows teaching us
all the joys of keeping a clean home. Now, after three kids she has thrown in the towel on tidy.
The overwhelming response from her fans has been a disappointment. Followers of her
movement feel betrayed and let down. But maybe Marie is teaching us a new lesson: The
lesson of prioritizing time with our loved ones. Choosing to put the pile of laundry on hold while
you make memories instead. Allowing the dishes to sit just a while longer so that you can be
present in the moment with the people who matter most.
So often we pray and ask God to make our lives more meaningful, to give us more time in the
day to make those memories that last a lifetime, to help us juggle our busy schedules in order to
fit it all in. But it could be a matter of realizing that God never meant for us to cram our days full
of “stuff” to begin with. Maybe we just have to become ok with a little mess from time to time in
exchange for a spontaneous dance party in the living room with the kids, that afternoon nap
we’ve been denying ourselves for too long, or a quick dash to the ice cream shop just because.
We don’t need Marie Kondo’s permission to let life get a little messy sometimes, although it is
reassuring to us commoners to know that even “the queen” has her days. We need to give
ourselves permission. If you’re anything like me, an extreme neat freak, admitted germaphobe,
there is so much freedom in permission to self