On Those Days You Feel Like the Woman in the Shoe...
Today is Thursday- in the midst of weekday work. You may have woken up with a groan, forced yourself out of bed for yet another day, weary from being up a few times through the night to help a little one. It just seems to go on and on, doesn't it? We can't punch out on a clock as if we were employed.
Nope. This is 24/7.
Yet this is where we lose our perspective. When I had mornings when I felt this way, I reminded myself WHY I was doing this. WHY I stepped out of an exciting career to become a stay-at-home mom. Why I continued to take on more things by deciding to homeschool our children. I was certainly not doing this for selfish reasons. Certainly not to make a name for myself.
I felt that God was calling me to do these things that were counter to the world's pull on me. I knew that this was an honorable choice in God's eyes. No one else could love my children the way I love them. No one else would be a better advocate for them, striving to instill in them character, godly principles, and an excellent education.
This gave me the encouragement to continue.
C.S. Lewis once said: “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career.”
Moms, my hope is to encourage and support your career, which is the most important and honorable one on the planet! I honestly mean that. There is no other job, role, or position that compares to it in terms of its influence and impact on the future of our world. You are truly world changers. Influence and change to make an impact for God’s kingdom cannot be achieved by laws and political rhetoric. Don’t tire from what may seem to you to be menial and unimportant work.
Believe me, those small, daily things you do produce powerful results!