This is one of the many lessons it seems God has been
beating me over the head with teaching me lately. 🙂 How easy it is for me to get sucked into the meaningless. To run after so many pursuits, but neglect the most important pursuits of my life. My husband, my children, my home, my God, my relationships! Because really, at the end of the day, those are the only things that will have mattered in my life.
As mothers/wives, it is all too easy to get distracted and drawn away from what matters most – to love God and love people. I want to keep an eternal perspective. Why do I do what I do every day? What is my purpose on the earth? Why, to glorify God of course! Glorify God in my relationship with Him. Glorify God in my relationship with my husband. Glorify God in my role as a mother. Glorify God as a keeper of my home. Glorify God by loving the people in my life. I realize the enemy would like nothing more than to steal my (our) attention away from glorifying God in our lives. And I feel that pull. How easy it is to chase after worldly pursuits. To feel we “deserve” those things – a break, some ‘me’ time, a hobby (or 2 or 3 or 4 or…), etc. And these things are not bad things. That is why it is so easy to convince ourselves that it is perfectly fine – or even that we need this or that. But while I chase after my earthly,trivial pursuits – you know – all of those things in life that have no eternal value – time is slipping through my fingers in the blink of an eye. I am getting older. My kids are getting SO much older! If I let all of that special, precious time slip away each day, I am going to wake up one day and wonder, what on earth happened?! I don’t want a bunch of regrets when my kids are grown.
My prayers lately have been, “Lord, let my time on earth be glorifying to you. Help me ‘make the best use of time because the days are evil.’ Let me see and not squander all of the little moments with my kids – to love them as you love them. Give me a heart that seeks out ways to show your love to my husband. Let me glorify you in the roles you have ordained for me. Today Lord – just today. Because you have not guaranteed me another day.”