My prayer partner and I were talking this morning about how difficult it is for mothers to get a day off. Unless we leave the house, there will always be something required or asked of us. I immediately thought about my Heavenly Father; He never gets a day off – never. I call on Him every day throughout the day and He always answers, but when I get tired of my family calling my name, I act like I don’t hear them. What if God took a day off? The thought alone is unsettling.
easy to complain, but what do I have to complain about? Even when I’m tired, God
restores my energy. When I’m frustrated with everyday household chores, He helps
me to find the good in what I do. When
I’m exhausted with homework and
grades, He gives me the wisdom and
strength for positive parenting – it’s not my homework anyway! When hubby acts
like he can’t do for himself, God reminds me I’m his helpmate, not his mother -
there is a difference! When I’m
consistently asked to volunteer, God reminds me how simple it is to just say
“no.” God is my sufficiency for every
hat I wear.
Once I realize I work
specifically for Jesus and not the people around me, I won’t be so carnal minded
and desire a day off, yet desire strength, energy, and power, to do what I’ve
been entrusted to do. Instead of taking
a day off, I’m taking a day off from complaining - again! Thank you, Lord for
the ability to do what is required of me – one day at a time! I trust you to
give me everything You already know
I need – even a day off!