Childrearing as our profession
I looked on childrearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully interesting and challenging as any honourable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.~ Rose Kennedy ~
Do you consider being a mother your profession?
If I have learned anything since becoming a mother, it is that raising children is one of the most exhausting and demanding jobs that is out there. No wonder so many mothers choose to drop their children off at daycare and let someone else raise them from 8-5, because working somewhere else is often times easier than being with young children all day!
In a sense we do work for an employer while raising our children. God has clearly laid out a path in raising children - just read the book of Proverbs! He entrusted to us precious souls that we must lead to Him, so let us be diligent while we work, never slacking from our duty.
The bonuses and pay checks will come in time-after long 80 hour work weeks. Just when you think you can't keep going on and a particular child's temper or disobedience has you so discouraged, the Lord sends relief. The child's heart might become broken finally and yield to obedience, or you simply may have read a word of encouragement that lifted you up out of the dark hole you were in.
Just as we need to encourage our husbands when they work long hours, we also need to find encouragement during our hours of mothering. Get on your knees and cry out to the Lord if you are weary, talk to your husband about possible solutions for problems in the home, or try to get outside for a breath of fresh air by yourself.
The Lord IS faithful! He will provide your every need!