We do not have to view doing for others as separate from doing for ourselves.
Self-fulfillment is the name of the game these days. If I tell people I do not care what personal success I get out of life, I get funny looks. I just want to serve my family and those who may need me each day. Motherhood is a calling. It has been my calling. I don’t view it as anything less.
If I can raise my children to follow God, love others, and appreciate my husband and me. I think that would equal personal success if we can achieve all of that. It would be completely credited to the strength that God offers.
Are we moms allowed to go hang out with friends now and then?
Are we allowed to have a few hours to ourselves after a busy week of caring for our children and husband?
Are we allowed to celebrate successes that we achieve on our own?
Did Jesus worry about what He got out of His life?
He had a few moments when he asked God to release Him from his calling. He probably would have enjoyed getting married, having a child of his own, and sharing God’s word for a longer lifetime.
God’s plan won. I want to let it win in my life too.
Has motherhood felt like a calling on your life? Do you balance other callings while fulfilling your high calling of being a mom?
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