A Homemaker’s Attitude

When it comes to the quality of our home life, our attitude is a big deal.

About ten years ago, my attitude was not too great when it came to my home. I was a stay at home mom, which I loved, but I did not enjoy actually being home.

My attitude dictated that being at home wasn’t very important to me. I preferred running to stores and extracurricular activities to staying at home.

My husband didn’t understand my way of thinking, but pretty much went along with it. Poor guy. I also didn’t realize that I was instilling a negative view of home into my young daughters. On one hand, I told them being a homemaker was a high calling. On the other hand, my actions spoke differently.

I’m so grateful that over the years the Lord opened my eyes to my error, and now I truly enjoy being home. Just being here, in my sphere, makes me happy.

I realize now that I lacked vision and a godly attitude.

Our attitudes really shape how we view life, don’t they? In a way, they make us or break us.

If I had decided to focus on the lovely, and ask God to help me to see my home as He did, I believe things would have changed quickly.

The Lord desires for us to be keepers at home. We are in the center of His will when we do things His way.

to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

Titus 2:5

I truly want to be in the center of His will, don’t you? I believe there is no safer place for us to be.

Ladies, we can ask the Lord to transform our minds when it comes to our homes. When we begin to view home as a safe haven where we are called to nurture and love on our families, it becomes so much more desirable to actually be there.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

When our attitudes shift to loving and looking forward to our home life, then we will want to be there, filling it with good things.

On the other hand, if our attitude and heart is not in our homes, then we miss a great part of our calling. The adversary can much easier gain a foothold with our families if we are not keeping our homes properly.

Ladies, I would love to encourage you to begin to view your homes the way God sees them…as sanctuaries of rest, beauty, and love where our families can grow in Him. What a wonderful calling we have to keep our homes well.

It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.

-Germany Kent

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4 thoughts on “A Homemaker’s Attitude

  1. Janine says:

    I so agree! For many years I didn’t like my husband’s house. But after I admitted this to a friend and she prayed with me, not only my attitude changed, but physical things around me as well (such as a neighbor getting rid of a tree, another neighbor moved his RV away from my windows, another painted his house yellow instead of drab brown – these 3 things brought sunlight into my house). Today, I’m very content to be at home in a less than perfect house!

  2. Angela Johnson says:

    I love this! When I first became a stay at home mom, like you, I enjoyed being out and about with my kids and not staying home. However, as my kids have gotten older and into SO much, being home is a gift now. I am sharing and pinning.

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