Thursday, April 15, 2021

It's Not About Me, It's About Him

   By: Shari A. Miller

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." - Colossians 3:23-24

Day in and day out...

Wash the clothes, make the meals, drive to ballet practice, prepare for homeschool co-op, again and again; doing the same old same old, can get very tiresome, and can sometimes be quite monotonous. Have you ever had those moments when you wish that fairy god mothers were real, and with a wave of their wand all of your days work would be done?

It can be so easy to fall into the trap of wishing things were this way or that, to where we end up missing the true joy and purpose of the moment. When we are at home raising our children and supporting our husbands, it can be easy to feel like we're being taken for granted. Sometimes the support and praise we need are not always there. When these moments happen we need to remember one important thing, we are not doing this for ourselves, we are doing this work for the Lord. During these times we need to remind ourselves that, it's not about me, it's about Him.

Every morning we need to spend time in God's Word and in prayer, so that our minds are ready for the day. Everything that we do throughout the day needs to be done for God; we need to honor and serve Him in all things, no matter how small or unimportant the task might seem. When we do this, we also need to remember not to complain while we're doing them. When we complain about our daily lives we run the risk of our children following our example, by teaching them it's okay to complain too.

"Do everything without grumbling or arguing." - Philippians 2:14

These moments that you have now are so important, you're in the process of raising your children to serve the King. You're teaching them how important it is to have a relationship with Him by how you conduct yourself through out your daily life. Soon your children will be grown and your relationships with them will change. Take advantage of the time you have now.  

My children are now 25 ad 22, I know from experience that time flies in the blink of an eye. There are no do overs. Enjoy these moments that you have, cherish each and every one of them as you work for the Lord and raise your children to serve the King.

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