Proverbs 31:13 She seeks wool and flax, and WILLINGLY works with her hands.
Wow willingly! I don't do everything around the house willingly. There are days I just don't feel like doing things like cleaning the bathroom. Most days I don't feel like cooking dinner.
So all this got me thinking how am I to do this willingly?
Colossians 3:23 says Whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.
So every time I get in my mood I must remember who I'm doing it for, why I am doing it, what I am really doing.
We can learn to do things willingly but don't become overwhelmed right from the start. Take one task at a time. Voice it over and over I'm doing this for the Lord. The willingness and joy will come.
You know by what you are doing you may be helping someone get through a dark or difficult time in their life. I enjoy teaching the preschooler Sunday School class at my church. But I'm not always willingly gettting up early on a Sunday I can be grumpy so mornings. Yet teaching is one of those things I enjoy doing but I need to still remember I am doing it for the Lord. I am now seeing I am doing God's work. I am brighten days of people who are having trials. I have three families now who the grandparents have part custody of their grandchildren and they have a hard life. I do it with joy.
Serving God willingly will be serving others willingly.