We live in a society that tell women they can do whatever they want with their life.
Laws and social pressure can no longer dictate what she can and can’t do.
Then why do so many women feel judged for deciding to be a traditional homemaker?!
Why do some homemakers feel a tinge of guilt and self-doubt when people ask, “So what do you do for a living?”
The fact is, God didn’t create all women to be alike. He created some to be full-time homemakers and he called other’s to work outside the home.
If you and your husband have both decided that you being a homemaker is right for you, proudly OWN IT!
Because God says homemaking is an vitally important calling. And yes, homemakers WORK HARD!
Below are 5 verses to encourage the homemaker who may be having doubts.
1.) Proverbs 14:1 “The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.”
Building your house takes work!
Every-day responsibilities can seem mundane and thankless, but you accomplish them with a positive attitude.
When this verse talks about “tearing your own home down”, it refers to destructive behavior like laziness, heavy spending, never being satisfied with what you have, constant complaining, and other forms of selfish behavior that come naturally to all of us!
Your home is a happy place to be because of YOU. Your dedication, care, sacrifice, and love has built your home into a strong unit!
Building your home is made up of the small daily decisions that no one really notices, but that make a world of difference!
2.) I Peter 4:9 “Show Hospitality to One Another Without Grumbling”
Hospitality is defined as “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.”
Your tired, busy, and already have a set schedule in mind.
Then your spouse invites someone over for a meal, a distant friend asks to come stay with you, someone suddenly drops by unannounced, or you are asked to contribute to an upcoming event.
Suddenly you feel annoyed, frustrated and unprepared! We’ve all been there!
Our natural response is to complain and begrudgingly oblige.
The funny thing is, once you have actually shown someone hospitality and been a gracious host, you feel really good!
Getting there is the hard part. So try to make it a habit to try to be positive and gracious from the beginning.
Saying “Yes!” with a smile on your face (and in your heart) is something that God loves to see! (He mentions it many times in Scripture.)
3.) Proverbs 31:26 “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”
Some days, patience and kindness seem to flow from you naturally.
Other days, you’re tired of meeting everyone’s needs except your own. You are short-tempered and easily annoyed!
Regardless of how you are feeling, you are 100% in control of the words that come out of your mouth.
If you feel overwhelmed and short-tempered, try to sit down and take a break. Do something small for yourself. Recharge your battery. Breathe.
Your words have power to build people up or tear them down.
When you feel hurtful words forming on your tongue, swallow them. Let “the teaching of kindness be on your tongue”.
If you are “naturally hot-tempered”, work on it! Responding patiently and kindly to something that usually annoys you is a godly quality and a wonderful trait to possess!
4.) Proverbs 31:27 “She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”
For most people, home is the place where you kick back and relax. But as a homemaker, it is also your workplace!
During the day there are so many things that can pull your attention away from your list of responsibilities.
Netflix, Instagram, Facebook, Amazon Prime Movies, YouTube, TV Shows, etc.
In today’s society, the attention-grabbing possibilities are endless!
Some days, scrolling on social media or binge-watching a new show can accidentally turn into a whole afternoon.
Relaxation isn’t the enemy. Allowing idle and lazy behavior to become a habit is!
If you’re a Mom, you’re probably tired almost all the time. Sitting down once in a while and getting an afternoon nap are necessities!
But your home can’t be a constant pig-pen and your family needs to be fed. (This is where self-sacrifice comes in!)
Know when you need to take a break. It’s healthy! BUT, know when to get back up and get back to work. It’s necessary.
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5.) Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”
As a homemaker, you won’t get a promotion, receive a raise, or be applauded for your hard work.
Much of what you do on a daily basis is what people refer to as “thankless work”.
Washing dishes, cleaning bathrooms, changing diapers, scrubbing floors, making meals, folding laundry, and cleaning up after the MANY messes of others.
It feels so good when your husband or children say “We noticed what you did. Thank-you for all your hard work!” But as you know, that isn’t going to happen all the time.
It is your choice to do all this “thankless work” with a joyful heart! Yes, you are cleaning that dirty kitchen for the Lord!
You may not always receive the appreciation you deserve, but God sees your heart and He will bless you for it.
Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
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