Sometimes my life is challenging.
I am on the go from morning until night, late night.
I am a mom of 6, still actively mothering 3, and encouraging and guiding the others who are now adults. I also have a wee granddaughter who lives with us, and a daughter in law to be.
In older days, my kids went to bed and I had a few hours to pursue my own interests; reading, sewing, knitting. I struggled when I had to give them up for someone else's needs - after all I deserved my time, right? I had earned it...after all I home educate my kids - I am pouring into them all the time!
God showed me over time that my rights needed to be set aside and that I needed to have a heart to serve others.
We also own Fab Fashion a women's handbag and accessories store. This keeps me very busy!
Sometimes I feel exhausted and like I don't have anything left to give to anyone! I wonder if all my work is worth it. The Lord recently encouraged me with these words at Sally Clarkson's blog -
It is not the grand, noble accomplishments that are the most profoundly valuable to God. It is the unnoticed, the invisible practicing of being faithful, courageous when no one else is looking, that become the jewels of our faith in the eyes of God.
Those words were just what I needed to get my focus back.
My work in my family - my intentional discipleship, while wearying at times, is valuable to God! My serving others through hospitality is a Joy, as I allow the Lord to use me to bless others
That makes my burden easy to bear, as I see that He is helping me to carry that which He has given to me to do.
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. Hebrews 6:10
What encouragement this was to me! I thought maybe it would be encouraging to you too!