Stay at home Mom: Who\'s the Boss?

Stay-at-home Mom: Who’s The Boss?
Posted on Apr 3, 2016 in Devotions
Author: Ria Lucindo
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Often times, I get frustrated when the house is a mess, meals are not ready on time, Iaundry has piled up,  kids don’t sleep when they should, and most of all, when my toddler refuses to eat. I feel like I am a complete failure. I say to myself, “I am a stay-at-home-mom, this is what I am supposed to be accomplishing”. I have no 8-5 job to keep from doing all these, but how come, at the end of the day, there is more chores to do than when my day started.

Back when I used to work, it feels good knowing I have accomplished tasks that day. Being goal-oriented, I am looking for the same tangible results of my so-called work. But there’s none. My house is still a mess, laundry is still ginormous, and chores just keep piling up. Nothing that says, “Hey, you did a good job”!

The Bible says “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (Colossians 3:23, 24 NIV)” I heard this before, but I did not see myself as a worker at home. Although there are days when I feel like those kids are my master though, they rule my day, alright.

I pray that when I clean the house, cook for hours, painstakingly feed my picky eaters, brush my screaming toddler’s teeth, do grocery shopping with a cartful of kids, my Master will remind me that he is watching and looking at my heart, asking “Is she doing this for me”?

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