To be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.–Titus 2:4-5
Pause for a moment and allow yourself to paint an honest picture of what you see when you think of a significant, influential life. Is it leading Ladies Ministries? Is it going on missions trips? Is it a promotion at your job? Is it a huge following on Twitter, Facebook, your blog?
Now, evaluate that picture and evaluate where your family is in that picture. Are they an obstacle you steer around? Are they a show-piece for your “greater” calling? Are they a “means” rather than an “end”?
If you have trouble recognizing the significance of what you do inside your home, here’s my suggestion. Turn off the voices of this world that tell you that you must be smarter, prettier, or more career-oriented; and listen closely to the Holy Spirit of God, who whispers that your calling is a holy calling given to you by God Himself.
Whatever you encounter today, seek to see the task as a holy calling, set apart to bring glory to the HOLY ONE. Is it submitting to your husband’s plans, or sacrificing to be his help meet? That selflessness is not “enlarging your husband’s ego” as the world would stamp it; it’s bringing glory to the One who chose to wash 12 pairs of dirty feet–including those of His betrayer. Is your calling comforting the persistent cries and fears of your children, meeting their ever-demanding needs? Remember the One who has promised to supply all of your needs and model that to the little ones who will one day have to transfer their neediness from you to Him.
There is a holiness, a sacredness, a significance to what the Lord has called us to. Let us serve Him faithfully in that hallowed place we call “home.”