A culmination of several factors has me reignited with a passion to be home with my children. Last week as I listened to Family Life Today on the Christian radio station, I was shocked by what I heard. The discussion was focused on preparing young women to boldly approach their future mate about involvement in pornography. Did you know the average age of exposure to porn for boys is 8? The question, they said, isn’t whether a young man has been exposed to pornography or not, but rather, how much. Wow. If I can be so bold, it is time for us to WAKE UP! It’s time to lay down our own dreams for the sake of reclaiming our children and raising a generation to live their lives differently.
This past Saturday I had the pleasure of joining several other women to hear a seminar about returning home and leaving the work force. Some think this is an outdated notion or an unrealistic possibility. However, many, like me, see the chance to raise up a generation of godly people who are passionately seeking God’s will and making a difference during their dot on the timeline. There is nothing in this world more valuable to me than living a life of purpose to please my Father. As a mother, I already have marching orders. Just a little time in the Word and it is clear; motherhood is a holy calling. To quote my dear friend April Scott, staying home is NOT a sacrifice, it is a calling. That’s the good stuff.
If you are already staying home, I hope and pray you are not growing weary. I pray the Father will fill you with energy, creativity and joy. If you are on a journey to return home like I am, I pray God is leading you and guiding you as you are faced with many choices and often must say no to even good things to keep your momentum and focus on returning home. If you want to return home but don’t think it’s possible, I pray the Lord will open your eyes and give you hope and faith to see that there IS a way. If you haven’t ever given it a thought, I pray that God is revealing His plan to you and that you will take time to really consider it.
Above all, I want us Christian mommies to love and support one another no matter what. We weren’t designed for independent living. We were made for fellowship and stewardship. We need each other. Life is hard enough, so let’s use our energy for building one another up!