You have talents. The world sees your talent when you work outside the home. But what happens when you hang up that hat, even permanently, to come home to being a full-time wife, mother and homemaker?
No one sees the work you do each day. Rarely is it appreciated and if it is, even more rare is hearing any verbal praise for it.
But there are some who do sit up and take notice. Family, friends, others you may meet you are surprised to hear you quit that great job to stay home with little kids. “Who would do such a thing?” they think to themselves, or perhaps even voice to you.
“You worked so hard for that last promotion,” they say
“You do such a good job at work,” you hear.
“You’re so talented!” They exclaim.
“You could have done so much…” Their words trail off and leave you wondering about your life.
This can create discouragement for the new homemaker, or even one that has been a homemaker since day one. If these thoughts bounce around in her head too long, she may even be tempted to consider the possibility of getting a part time job. Isn’t she just wasting her gifts at home where she can’t use them?
Of course the answer is, NO.
Can I share a truth with you, truth that will free you from the thoughts that you aren’t doing enough, that you are wasting your talents by staying home.
When someone says such things to you, they are operating from a different mind set. The perspective of others who make you to feel guilty for serving your husband, raising your children and caring for your home is a completely different perspective.
Are You Called to be a Homemaker?
If you are a Christian wife, then yes. You are called to be a homemaker. I can point out in the Bible for you chapter and verse to support that statement.
And when you know this, and believe it, you are more prepared to withstand the fiery darts that get shot at you from time to time from those with different thoughts on how you should spend your time.
Do you need to hear that your calling is worthwhile? You’ve come to the right place.
“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.” C.S. Lewis
God’s Thoughts On Homemakers
Read Psalm 113. This chapter will bless you like nothing else. It starts off with directing us to praise the LORD and His name (getting our heart and mind in the right place). Then goes into speaking of His glory and that He is high above all, asking us “Who is like unto the Lord our God, that hath his dwelling on high.”
The last 3 verses speak of His providence, that he “Raises the needy out of the dust, and lifts up the poor out of the dunghill.” And verse 9, the one I want you to remember and meditate on:
“He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.”
It’s worth repeating in paraphrase: God, our LORD, in His care and love for us (In His LOVE for us!) He takes a barren woman and gives her what He sees as the ultimate gift. He gives her a home to work in and gives her children to mother. He makes her a homemaker!
Go through this chapter again. Psalm 113:
- Praise the LORD
- Praise His name
- Notice His greatness
- See the good he does with poor men (and praise Him for it)
- See how good and kind He is to childless women by putting her in a home and giving her children
- Praise Him for it!
It is the LORD that calls you and gives your calling value and worth.
Thriving at home and being joyful is a gift from the LORD, let us believe our LORD.