The Only standard that Really Counts

This morning, I was reflecting on my role as a Mother.

This wonderful job requires the skills of a teacher,

counselor, maid, short-order cook, nurse,
party planner, financial analyst, and chauffer!
Unfortunately, the society we live in today has downplayed
the importance of my role as a mom.
I was reminded of this in church, of all places!
A comment was made like, “Oh, you only work part time?
How many hours?”
Sometimes I just want to scream, “You are kidding, right?”
Comments like that hurt me to the bone.
And I only have one kid!
Think of a stay at home mom who has several children,
who chooses to raise her children full-time and not work outside the home.
She works harder than anyone could ever imagine!
If I want to define my role the way God defines it,
I must turn to the only standard that really counts:
The Bible.
When those blues of discouragement start clouding my thoughts,
I am choosing to remember that my God holds me
in the highest esteem-
if you don’t believe me, read Proverbs chapter 31.

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