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At times when God speaks, it’s a still small voice…sometimes even a whisper. And it’s at times like these that He invites us to be still and know that He is God (Psalms 46:10).
Join me as I share with you 31 God Whispers…i.e. 31 Promises from the Word of God that sustain, strengthen and encourage me on my journey to be the Mommy and Wife God wants me to be.
God Whispers…Doing all, for His Glory (Day 5)
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
(1 Corinthians 10:31)
Prior to Bunny girl’s birth I was one of those career driven women on the go. Never in my wildest of dreams would I have ever thought of being a stay at home Mom. I loved my work environment, I loved the challenges that came along head-on, I loved being in charge, getting things delegated, working long hours…I loved it all.
After Bunny girl’s birth and after we moved, circumstances required that I stay at home to raise our little girl.
The first few months were hard. My mind was filled with a lot of “I should haves”, “I’m wasting my career”, “What was the use of having completing a post-graduate degree” and a lot of other de-motivating thoughts.
I’m just so glad that God brought along three wonderful women, who, over a cup of coffee, simply said this…
“The time you spend at home with your baby is not a waste. It’s an investment into her life. An investment you will never regret when she grows up”
And suddenly as if it were God Himself sitting across the table talking to me and leaning over to switch on that Mommy mode of enlightenment my complete outlook changed.
Gradually over the weeks, months and years, God has gently and lovingly shown me that everything in our lives is divided into seasons. My earlier season required that I work and be a blessing to those in my work force but in my present season in life, His Will for me is to be at home for my family.
It was up to me to embrace this or fight against it.
With the former He could work out something beautiful through my life for me and my family. With the latter it would be a downhill spiral that would just result in unrest and unhappiness in my spirit and home.
What did I choose?…
As I run around picking and dropping Bunny girl to and from Kindergarten, do the grocery shopping with my 16 month old helper, play cars with Bunny Boo, whip up a meal I know Hubby will love, get the laundry done or just clean the home, I’m reminded that while I’m doing it for the ones I love, I’m doing it because this what God has called me to do in this season of my life.
I may not be the best Mommy, wife, chef, baker or homemaker but if I do what I need to do with all sincerity, I put a smile on the face on my Heavenly Father and He will help me bless my family with what I do.
And you know what?…
That’s all that matters!
You may be a stay at home parent or a working parent. Don’t trudge through each day wishing you were the other.
Ask God to help you see what He needs you to be in this season in your life with a whole new perspective. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Do this today!
Embrace it and do it with all your heart, for His Glory.
You will be blessed and find great joy… trust me on this!
I pray that you will find comfort, encouragement and hope as you lean close to listen to God’s Whisper for your situation today.
A big thank you to The Nester for triggering off a desire within me to do this…
I’m excited to see what God will do through this!
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