Saturday, May 3, 2008

Keeper of the Home

"So that they will wisely train the young women to be sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children,

To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured, (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed, discredited) Titus 2:4-5 Amplified

As I have been preparing for the Mothering class I will begin teaching on Wednesday nights, this verse has continually been on my heart and has become the focus of my own personal quiet time for many days now.

I remember as a young girl and even as a teenager having a desire to be a wife and mother. Many times throughout my high school career I remember the question being asked, "What do you want to do when you get out of school?" I always felt like the oddball because all I wanted to do was get married and have a family.

Marriage came early by today's standards. I was eighteen...fresh out of high school....and in love.

So we married and I set out to use the scholarships I had gotten to attend college. I had a very hard time settling on a career path. I now know that the indecisiveness I experienced was because my heart contained the dream that God had placed there long ago. The dream of being a wife and mother.

I believe it is a dream that is universal to women. We can try to focus in on a career path and yet the nagging feeling that somethings just not right remains. So many women today are leaving established careers and seeking to start families later in life. If careers are so fulfilling why this rush to begin a family before age catches up with us?
God's plan for young women is very clear. I am so convinced of the job that God has given me to do that I would be living in disobedience to him if I chose a career path other than being a full time keeper of my home.

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Wow- this was very encouraging to me! That is exactly how I have been feeling! I have been struggling with the fact that I have no idea what I want to major in in college and I think it is because God is telling me that I am already doing what I am supposed to be doing. I have a hard time getting my parents to understand that and they keep pushing me to finish school (BA) and sometimes I just want to pick something to major in to make them happy. I have been everywhere from teacher to nurse to lawyer to guidance counselor. I realize that those are many jobs (ok maybe not lawyer) that we do as mothers and all of them seem to fit!