Mom. Mom. Mom. Wife. Wife. Wife.
What I know is the true inner fight is selfishness. Mothering is hard work. And one of the most selfless jobs out there. Better yet, it is the most self-exposing job out there. My heart's motives, desires, and just plain sinfulness get in the way, oh, so often. But the Lord keeps reminding me of His plan.
Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 reminds us,
"There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him, who can eat or who can have enjoyment?"
Joy. Not only does God give work for provision, but he says we are to enjoy it. But, do you see where all these things come from?
God. And Him alone.
This will look different for every person. "Mr. Cartwright" is a laborer who works hard every day of his life to provide for this family. And for this I am grateful.
Me? I'm preparing for a new year in school as I teach my lambs. As I bring to them the truths of God's Word and world. I already feel overwhelmed and the year is not beginning for another 3 weeks, but I was encouraged today reminding myself of the journey I face and how God has planned this for me.
He is such a kind and loving Father.