the list goes on and on. So, how does one continue on this path and enjoy it while serving others ALL. THE. TIME.
Here are my top 3 thought....
- Keep it in perspetive! When you start to feel overwhelmed, taken advantage of, and otherwise drained remember what Christ did for you. As a sinner, He died for you! That is the ultimate sacrificial lifestyle. And what you are doing has eternal worth. You are training hearts for service to Christ. You are impacting generations to come!! That is a worthy endeavor, no matter how insignificant it may seem.
- Prioritize!! - No one takes a job and then stays in the office. If you are striving to be the homemaker that God has designed women to be, one that has a presentable house, home cooked meals, and completed laundry, you must stay at home. You can't keep up with the responsibility of a home if you are never there. Be very selective of what calls you away from home. The fewer times you leave the happier you will be in your home.
- Enlist help - Training children to be responsible for their things and to be a contributing member of a family helps them to be better adults. And while the first few months of training can be time consuming and tedious, the effort will be worth it. Because one day you will be able to call your children to you and hand out tasks to be done and before you know it the house will be cleaned and you and the children will be able to happily meet Daddy at the door when he arrives from work.
..........and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14
God made you for now! For this job, at this time, with these children, and as the song says "From life's fist cry to final breath Jesus commands my destiny" everything is in His control!So, my dear sister, rest in His plan and embrace the life He has blessed you with and find joy in the everyday!
Written by Happily Domestic Contributer: Amanda Sikes