God’s Truths

May 30, 2012

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 this job has eternal significance. Though most days it seems like a hamster wheel, in truth I’m either drawing my children closer into a relationship with God or drawing them further away. Yes, my words to them about God are very important, but my actions are also. Do they see me grumbling and complaining about my work? Or do they see someone working for the Lord and not for men? I really have to work hard remember this idea and to keep my attitude in check when I’m picking up the hundredth sock or t-shirt off the floor.

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.

Do you find it hard to study the Bible?

It doesn’t have to be.

Let me help you learn a technique for studying that makes it simple. Join me as we study one chapter each week and memorize two verses of scripture each month.

You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes in your life.

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