Monday, May 9, 2011

Home Sweet Home - 3

Belated Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! Yesterday, Caz gave a very thought provoking sermon on God's call to women.

He talked about how women think they are supposed to fit into this ideal image of being a wife and mother and push to the back burner all the other ways we are gifted. Caz made some great points yesterday that women in the bible are in the Bible for the things they did while they were wives and mothers. Don't misunderstand - the impact that women have on their families is huge! But that impact is not necessarily equal the sum total of our lives.

God has gifted everyone (men and women alike)with wonderful talents and gifts. If we try to make our gifts fit into just one aspect of our lives, we are not only underestimating our abilities, we are possibly not acheiving the things that God wants us to do in this world.

If you are gifted as a teacher, your impact as a teacher is just as important as your impact at home. If you are gifted as a business owner, your impact on your workers and the people who you serve is just as important as the impact you have at home. Whatever you do outside the home (administrative assistant, a construction worker, a postal worker) is just as important as what you do inside the home. If your main calling right now is as a stay at home mom or dad, you still have the possibility of having an enormous impact outside your home.

All day long, no matter where we are, we have contact with other people - in our offices, at the store, at the fast-food counter, at school, with the families of our kid's friends - and we can make a positive impact in all of those encounters.

Who knows if God has planned your day so that when you stop at the gas station to fill your car's tank you can positively impact the life of someone who is there?

Our home life is very important. The kind of example we set for our families is important. The way that we live our life at home spills over into the world outside our home.

So remember that no matter what your main 'job' is, there is more to you than just that title and God has a plan to use you.

CS

" Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." - Ephesians 3:20-21

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