During this season of my life, I have the honor of staying home. That means I am a full-time housewife. I have been working since I was 15 years old and it is the first time in my life in which I have the privilege of staying home. I was excited about not having to get up at 5 am each morning, working until five or six pm, going home, cooking dinner, and then catching up on college work as an online student, all the while attempting to run a small business. Then finally going to bed at 12 am only to do it all again the next day. I was worn out so many days and wondered when would I finally get a reprieve. Well…as of February of this year, my prayers were answered. Right now, I have the honor of waking up in the morning and cooking a hot breakfast for my family. Packing a healthy lunch and actually have a conversation with them without having to rush out the door. I am able to walk my children to the bus stop, which is right outside my home. I come home and have quiet time (which is a joy for me). I get to clean my home in peace (and I like cleaning). Later in the day, I get my boys from the bus stop, talk with them about their day and help them with their homework. I get to have dinner done at 4:30 pm on school nights and I do not have to figure out what meal I can make in 20 minutes or less. More importantly, I get to watch how content my boys are. Simply because I am home to take care of them.
However, after the sixth month of being a housewife, I must admit, I was beginning to complain. As I was in prayer, God spoke to me and said, after all that praying, I give you what you ask for and you are murmuring. My goodness, it was a hard pill to swallow. I repented and realized I was throwing away a precious time in my life. If the most important people in my life, which are my children and husband are content, why can’t I be? I immediately, “woke up” and now have a renewed sense of purpose when it comes to being home. I get to pray…alone. Take a nap…alone. Clean…alone…and just be alone! This is MY SEASON to enjoy and I intend to enjoy it as long as the Lord allows because I realize seasons do change and it will not always be this way.
I write this to remind you as God had to remind me, to be content with whatever state you find yourself in. Philippians 4:12-13 says. “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.