Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Life Choices for Moms

Reading my daughter's post of May 8 I vividly recalled such hours, days, and weeks. Actually, I recalled such years. Monotonous duties with little variation strung together for weeks on end can leave one with a sense of meaningless existence. In reality, that which is done apart from His will is meaningless existence. But none-the-less, the tedious chores involved with the grand task of being home with little ones day in and day out can cause most of us to lose our bearings. What are we doing all day? What does this amount to? Who will ever read about this in the paper or remember us in some historical text? Maybe those feminists have a point. At least they get paid for doing what they do. We work hard all day, and for what? Seems like those paychecks are slow in coming.

Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

For in due season we shall reap. I like that.

I have reached a season of reaping. I can tell you with absolute confidence that every ounce of energy you invest in your children and home today will not be regretted tomorrow. Every ounce squandered, however, will be a sorrow to you in the days to come. So choose wisely.

Knowing what that means for you in your situation is your responsibility. He liberally gives wisdom to those who ask. So ask, by all means, ask. But then do accordingly. Activate faith -- you must lay hold of hoped for substance and act on it. Raising children is definitely that. We sow today, looking for future results. We must know that the outcome will be as He promised, or our monotonous chores would be foolish indeed. But they are not foolish, not mindless, not pointless -- because of Him. His truth is forever.

So step back, recall once again where you will be in twenty years and what you want to see in your life. Children who love the Lord, love you, and are strong in character are worth any investment now.

Trust me. They are so worth it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the reminder. Sometimes it is so hard to see the end result when you are elbow deep in mess and rebellion!

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have I told you that I email your stuff to about 10 of my friends when you write about stuff like this? It's so encouraging ~ thank you!

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