Welcome to the Making Your Home Sing Monday meme! Every day you are doing something to make your house into a home for yourself and your family (if you have one). My point with each Monday post is, what are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing?It can be an attitude or an action. Motivation, our attitude, baking, encouraging our husband or children (if we have either one), organization, cleaning, saving money....the opportunities are endless.
I have not arrived yet. Sigh. It's always sad when this MYHSM meme rolls around, and I realize that once again I have lots of material to work with. It always seems like there is just so much to pick from that needs doing. Sigh.
There is always something that I can do to make my home sing for that week. There is always something that I can improve on, or a character trait that could be strengthened, or some beauty within my home that can be highlighted somewhere. I have miles to go before I "arrive."
Now, for those weeks that you are discouraged, cheer up! You have not arrived yet. You have lots of material to work with. There is always something you can do to make your home sing. Something to improve on, a character trait that can be strengthened or beauty highlighted somewhere. There is always something that you can do. There is time. You have miles to go before you "arrive."
It's so strange how we can get down on ourselves for the very things that we should celebrate. The very things that can overwhelm us should encourage us.
We are not lacking in ways to bless our families. We are not lacking in areas that need our special touch.
Who better to make a home for your family? Who better to mother your child? Who better to love and respect your husband?
Who takes your place in the home? What is your home missing? You?
Sometimes we forget to put the "me" into our homes. We forget to put a little of our personality into it. We forget to put a little of our beauty into it.
There are full-time homemakers who are busier now than they were when they worked outside the home. There are wives who give so much of themselves to their children that there is virtually very little left for their husbands. There are mothers who feel like they have lost a part of themselves now that they are mothers.
Have you lost "you?" Do you feel like you have lost a piece of yourself that you will never get back? If you lost your husband and your children today, would you even know who you are? Would you know what your role or purpose was in this world?
Where is your identity? Do you know who you are?
Never forget your identity in Christ. You are God's child. You are a beautiful woman of God. Your value, your self-worth is in Him, not in what you do, not in what role you fill. When roles change, your identity will still be rooted in Him.
That is why you can bring beauty into your home, and give of yourself to your family and your children without fearing that you are "losing" yourself. You cannot be lost, just keep your roots in Him. You can have days where you may feel overwhelmed or tired, or like you don't feel like "yourself," and those are the days that you need to get into His word and cling to Him.
But don't ever fear that "you" will disappear. You can never disappear for you are safe in His hands! He loves you and He created you. You are beautifully loved.
What are you doing or going to do today to make your home sing? Please go here for instructions and/or ideas and come back here to link up to join us today! Please do not put your own Making Your Home Sing Monday Linky on your blog. As always, please don't forget to link to this post. Also, please don't forgot to leave me a comment!