If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. ~John 8:31b-32a, ESV
As I’ve mentioned before, transiting from career to motherhood has been so hard for me. In my previous life, once I did something it usually stayed done. At least until the next semester. Grade essay one, check! Grade week twelve’s forums, check! Teach on writing a Cause and Effect essay, double check!
Now as a stay-at-home-mom, I’m lucky if something stays done for 15 min. Vacuum the floors, check! Feed children lunch, check! Oh, shoot! The floors already need vacuumed AGAIN. And vacuuming is only one of the hundreds of jobs a mom does daily that don’t stay done.
For me continually doing the same things over and over again quickly make my life feel meaningless. I feel like a hamster going around in circles not getting anywhere. But that is not the TRUTH. Those types of thoughts come from the Father of Lies.
Satan wants us to believe it’s all meaningless. He wants me to think less of myself because my job seems on constant repeat. He wants me to think less of my job because it seems never ending.
The TRUTH is I am a daughter of the King. He sees in me someone beautiful and someone He loves. Nothingcan take his love away from me. Nothing. I am so valuable to Him that He numbers my hairs, and even prearranged jobs for me to do while I am here on earth. One of which entails raising my precious children He’s entrusted to my care and taking care of my family.
The TRUTH is one day this job will end. My last baby will leave home for college and the bulk of my being a mommy will be done. Yes, I’ll still have children who need me to listen to them and to be there for them, but they will no longer need me to care for their every need.
Those are God’s TRUTHS. Don’t listen to the lies that Satan speaks to you about the significance of you and your job. Instead, combat Satan’s lies by diving into God’s word and learning His TRUTHS.