When I find myself lacking the necessary motivation to get the job done, I try to remember what I've read about God bringing order from chaos. There was a time when I delved into books that talked about how so much of good and evil falls along the lines of order and chaos: life brings order out of random elements, death returns it to chaos. Peaceful societies are orderly, war is chaotic. What separates beautiful music from annoying noises is the harmonious organization of the notes. And so on.
When you take a look at the big picture of the battle of good and evil, you see that so much of what the devil does simply involves destroying order.
At first all of these thoughts were confined to my head and the pages of books,but then I began to see these themes in my daily life. One day I was standing at the sink, washing plates, and it hit me: I was bringing order out of chaos.
I'm still struggling sometimes to turn off the computer and start to work but I can honestly say that once I understood the spirituality of housework and when I'm looking around after a good cleaning I know that I just won a victory for God.