Posted by: mamaamy | March 13, 2008

Your True Career

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Hey Sisters,

It has been great to spend time with you. One thing that I have noticed in visiting with each of you is that you are all very intelligent and capable women. Most have higher education and each of you has proven yourself in a career. You have utilized your talents and your skills to really make a place for yourselves in your fields.

What I see happening now and am so excited about is that you all, in your own ways, are transforming your work ethic and abilities to be used for the “eternal work” that God has laid before you. It is awesome to see it unfold. You are beginning to receive the “career” of wife and mother as a valuable and worthy position.

I want to encourage you in this work. You are all extremely talented. As you use these talents, skills, and creativity to dig in and achieve success in this “field” you will reap a harvest of blessing and honor that will fulfill you like no other worldly career could possibly do. Why? Because the Lord is the One who is doing the fulfilling. And He fills to overflowing. “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. “(Col 3:23-24) It takes courage and determination to continue to work in a field that is not politically correct, or that is not given value by the people around us. Our families may not understand, our neighbors may try to convince us that we need to do things for ourselves, sometimes even our husbands may not value the work (until we’ve been away for a few days and left them to the task). The truth is, it doesn’t matter what any of them ever say. The task is yours, it is placed before you to do it to the best of your ability as though you are being paid 6 figures (the reward) and the boss is the most respected person known (Christ).

The world is very alluring and there is nothing that the Enemy wants more than to draw you into it and away from the will of God. Yet, truly “it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men.” (I Peter 2:15) What more important job or career could possibly affect the world more than sending out men into the work field that are refreshed, encouraged, and built up to do the work God has for them, and training up children that are wonderful contributors and leaders and nurturers for the future. You are made to be a wife and a mother, and to live and walk in the true calling of the Lord is the most fulfilling life there is. There is no boss that respects you more than the Lord and is more pleased with your good work. There is no co-worker that truly loves you as your husband does and will honor your efforts as you watch over his household and serve it, and there are no other employees that would show the gratefulness and appreciation for the investment into their improvement and growth than your children. Proverbs 31:10-31 describes the excellent wife, but 4 verses describe the reward of the wife whose career is her family:

“…She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her saying, ’Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all.’ Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” (Proverbs 31:27-30)

The talents, gifts, and abilities that you have are given to you for this purpose—you are fully equipped to handle all the challenges of your true career. You are strong and mighty in the Lord’s strength (Ephesians 6:10), therefore, be confident and embrace this good work.

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).

Mama Amy

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