Being a wife and mother is the most blessed “job” in the world in my opinion. There is nowhere that I would rather be than with my family!
Right now we are enjoying the season of winter. To an extent, our lives have slowed down. It is so nice to spend dark evening cuddled under a blanket while simply enjoying each other’s company!
But resting hasn’t always come easy for me. Even now, sometimes I feel like I must deprogram from the idea that I should be doing more.
But really, what is this more that so many speak of? Could there be anything greater and more important than raising our children for God’s glory? Is there anything better than being fully present for our families? I really don’t think so. So why do we listen to the voices and the insignificant things that will one day mean absolutely nothing in the scope of eternity?
When I feel myself being pulled in the wrong direction, I turn to God’s Word. His Word speaks truth into every possible situation that we may face. Scripture tells us to rest in Him, and to remain content, or to rest in our earthly calling.
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
1 Timothy 6:6
I must admit that sometimes my lack of rest stems from covetousness. I might feel like my family should be entitled to a certain type of vehicle, or a certain size home.
And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
But really, when we lose our life, that is when it is found in Christ. We recently downsized and gave up a lot of material possessions, but now I am experiencing rest and freedom like never before. I haven’t worried about our finances, or the need to make extra money through my Etsy shop. Resting in my calling as a wife and mother has come naturally once realizing that “one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
Mama, you are doing enough if you are simply a stay-at-home mom. There is nothing better. There is no greater calling. We are called to walk out the Gospel in our marriages by respecting our husbands, and the Lord partners with us to bring His children into this world. How beautiful and amazing. You can rest in this truth.