Do you find joy daily?
Lets be serious.. I am lucky to get through the day with a smile on my face.
I spend my day taking care of my home. It can be a circle – get up – eat breakfast – check my emails-of course Facebook surfing clean for 15 min.- fix lunch – do laundry-rest- make dinner-clean after dinner-try to find time to take a walk-watch a little tv-and get ready for the next day.
It can get boring. My husbands biggest fear when we decided I would be a stay at home maker I would go stir crazy and develop a major case of cabin fever.
I have my days. I have found little things to help. One of them is just take it hour by hour. Routine is a must and a new life style for me. However, at times I feel I don’t pull my weight around the house. My husband reminds me daily I have a big part in the family dynamics.
I have to search for joy. I know some ladies would love to be in my shoe. We always want the other side. I have worked for 15 years and now I am happy staying at home.
I have to remind myself I deserve joy. Why? The Bible tells us we need to feel joy in our lives always no matter what you are going through in your life.
1 Thessalonians 16-18
Be joyful always; Pray continually;Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.
This is great reinsurance for me. I have found myself feeling not so alone. I talk to Jesus while vacuuming , folding clothes, or while cooking dinner. He is here to help me and I love spending time with Him. I have 8 hours before my teenage gets home so that time is becoming special to me.
I have this wonderful circumstance that came into my life. I am blessed to stay at home and take care of the needs here.
My husband is right – I am a big part of providing for my family.
God led me down this path for a reason.. to find joy in my life…