Friday, June 28, 2013

I Serve My Family French Fries

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I should be doing that....
Have you ever had that thought enter your mind. It's amazing how we easily compare ourselves with other moms. Even the world of Pinterest sets us on a cyber race to perfection.
  • This mom serves only health food to her family.
       
  • This mom runs a business from home, homeschools her seven children, and blogs about crafting with her kids.
       
  • This mom sews and makes all her kids' clothes.

And I still have one more load of laundry to wash...
Can you hear the hissing of that old garden snake tearing you down? Just like he whispered lies into Eve's ear, his forked tongue cunningly hisses one lie after another. Things like, Look at your children eating french fries while that mother feeds her toddler salad for lunch. What a failure you are!

And we beat ourselves up trying to achieve a man-made standard.

You know what? I am thankful that God's Word does not tell us to make sure we have our homes spotless, a thriving business, or children who play in handmade clothes. Instead, I am thankful that it tell us to do what we do for the glory of God:
1 Corinthians 10:31
"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."
I may serve my family french fries. I may buy my children's clothes instead of make them. And I may struggle just to meet my children's basic needs and keep myself and my home in decent-looking order. But - hey - that's okay! My talents lie elseware and the Lord made me - and you! - unique. It isn't our #1 responsibilty to have showcase homes and eat only what we grow in our own garden. Our first priority as mothers should be to disciple our children. I want my children to know and love Jesus with all their heart, soul, and mind. Though we should keep our homes well and take care of our bodies, KINGDOM work should always come first. Do not get caught up in man-made expectations. Instead, get caught up in the glorious work of loving Jesus and using your unique set of gifts to show Him to your children...and the world.

1 comment:

Mekenna E. said...

Hello Mrs. Kristen!
I just found your blog and I just wanted to let you know that I love it! I love how you're very down to earth and real about your everyday struggles and new-found knowledge that you learn everyday. Keep it coming!!
Mekenna

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