Saturday, June 9, 2012

I Refuse



Today we have a guest post by Bambi from In the Nursery of the Nation:

I refuse to believe what I do is unimportant, that it’s a job I can pay someone else to do. These duties are mine and no others. And they are not just responsibility, but privilege, no matter how messy the job or hectic the day.

I refuse to believe that loving and submitting to my husband makes me weak and spineless. It takes much more strength to submit your will to anothers than to bow at the altar of Self. We are a team not to be reckoned with…fighting spiritual battles side by side, each in the role God has called us to.

I refuse to believe that pregnancy is too hard, the days are too long, the work is unrewarded, the groceries too costly or the laundry mountain too high.

I refuse the devil’s lie that I am wasting my gifts, wasting my intelligence, wasting my youthfulness, or wasting the best years of my life by being a homemaker.

I know better.

I am a queen. Queen of my husband’s heart, queen of the schedule this family operates under, queen of this tiny sliver of God’s Kingdom called Home. My words and convictions have the power and influence to shape this nation’s future.

Resolved:

To look past the temporary inheritance of a bigger house, a great 401K, plenty of leisure funds and only enough children we can afford to send to name-brand colleges.

Resolved:

To live my life swimming upstream for Jesus no matter how angry the other fish get. My priorities will not be determined by what society expects of me.


I’m on a divine mission. Little souls hang in the balance. And I refuse to believe they're not worth the fight.


Resolved:

To see a bigger picture instead.















 Bambi has been the blessed wife to Kevin for seventeen years, and together with the Lord’s help they are sharpening eight arrows ages 16 to infant. Bambi is partial to strong coffee and good books, and spends her days managing a busy, happy home. You can visit her blog, In the Nursery of the Nation, where she blogs about marriage, motherhood and family discipleship.






















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9 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful!

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  2. I like this post a lot, but it really reminds me of everything I lost when my husband passed away. Not only did I lose my best friend, but I lost all the things described in this post because I now have to work 60+ hours a week to support my five children instead of staying home. Don't ever regret your choice to stay home, because so many of us don't get a choice.

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  3. How awesome! I'm going to hang this in my house so I can read it when I'm discouraged! Thanks for the encouragement!

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  4. Thank you for the encouragement! I'm going to print this out to have it handy on a day when I'm feeling discouraged.

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  5. What a beautiful and powerful post! Thank you

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  6. I am mother hear me roar -wow! So many of us need this. I will hang this in my home too.

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  7. I love this so much. Thank you for sharing it. We have three children and cannot have more biologically, but are praying about the possibility of adoption someday.

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