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Jan 24, 2012

The Cost of Motherhood

Like it or not, the decision to welcome little souls into your home has placed certain limitations on your life. 

If it’s truly your heart’s desire is to equip and train little hearts for God then you will have to say "no" to some other, less important things. 

Your first reaction, like mine, may be to resist those limitations, but I'm slowly learning that submission to those limitations brings great freedom. 

It’s just like the commitment to learn to play an instrument. Does it place limitations on your life? Sure it does. The discipline it requires to say “yes” to that instrument means that you have to say “no” to other, less desirable activities. But with perseverance, patience, and your best energies at work, eventually you will find much freedom in playing that instrument. You will no longer be bound by your lack of knowledge, but you will be free to experience music in a way you never have before. 

Motherhood is a like that. 

When we say “yes” to the concept of Biblical motherhood, we say “no” to other less desirable activities so that we can use our best energies within our families. We surrender to a lifestyle of service and sacrifice. And we begin to experience the freedom of motherhood like we never have before.

Let me assure you, there's nothing easy about true, Biblical motherhood. In fact, when we put our masks on and pretend that it's effortless, we weaken the value of family.

The best things in life are not free. They come with a cost. 

  “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."

John 3:16

 

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