Our culture believes that if we are not being active, not always on the go, and not keeping jam-packed schedules then we are not living life to the full. Homes have become mere hotels for just sleeping and eating. Children and parents can be like ships passing eachother in the night.
But mothers need time at home. They need time to rest and to build a strong Christian culture within their four walls. They need to have time to think, to read the Bible, to evaluate what is*really* going on their children's lives. To block out the voices in this world that pressures them to conform.
We need time to meditate on God's word. To pray over our husbands. To create a home atmosphere and to put our heart into what matters. To have heart-felt conversations and love those around us. To make time for that special project we have been yearning to do. All this is good for the soul and the home and family will be better for it too.
If we are always rushing here and there and not protecting the precious time the Lord has given us, our homes and our children can be found wanting. Busyness for the sake of "doing" can even lead to emptiness and depression if we are not careful. We can squander time instead using it well.
Mothers, please know that even if the world is swirling around before us, it cannot control the atmosphere of our homes. This is where we have control--this is where we can shift the gears and slow the pace down.
Remember these truths:
I do not have to be a slave to another's schedule or plans for my life--nor my children.
I can focus on what matters and watch over the affairs of my home.
I can find contentment in trusting in Him.
I can find joy in loving those around me.
I can build up a strong home for His glory.
Need more reading on this topic? This is one of my favorite books:
“Every woman would love to replace a life of survival with a life of meaningful accomplishment,” says Elizabeth. In A Woman’s High Calling, she helps readers to eliminate the clutter and chaos of everyday life and focus on the few things God considers truly essential. And they’re spelled out in Titus 2:3-5, where God shines the spotlight on...
- wholesome speech
- personal discipline
- love of husband
- goodness of heart
- love of children
- Christlike conduct
- ministry to other women
- love of home
There’s no higher calling for women than making God's priorities their own. Readers will be eager to simplify their lives, adopt God's essentials, and pass them on by mentoring other women. With the now-included study guide, they’ll realize immediate results.
You can find A Woman's High Calling HERE.
Please also check out my book True Christian Motherhood.