“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moths and vermin do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:20-21.
Mamas, I know that sometimes you feel the isolation and frustration that can accompany working at home and caring for your children.
Get up early. Change diapers. Make breakfast. Do laundry. Change more diapers. Make lunch. Vacuum. Make dinner. Clean up the toys for the tenth time. Go to bed. Repeat.
I know the days can feel like “Groundhog Day” and every time the alarm rings, you feel like you are reliving the same day over and over again.
I can remember coming to the Lord with tears of exhaustion. I wonder if some of you know what I mean. What God revealed to me was that I had a heart problem; I had an attitude problem.
Motherhood had started to feel like a job and not a vocation. If you find that you, too, are struggling, and your pillow is covered with tired tears, allow God to soften your heart and change your attitude.
In our verse today, Jesus reminds us that where our treasure is, there are hearts will be also. I know that you are pouring yourself into your children every day in a hundred different ways. I know that most of what you do is unnoticed by anyone else. There are no congratulatory emails, no raises, no bonuses, and no plaques on the wall for “employee of the month”.
These are the things of the world. They are nice to receive, but they are fleeting and do not last. Every meal you make, every face you wipe, every Bible story you read, every kiss goodnight, is a priceless treasure; a heavenly treasure.
Jean Pierre de Caussade declared, “never look for the holiness of things but rather, look for the holiness in things. Can you find praise in the little things? Can you find contentment in service of your family? Can you find Christ’s glory in all things?
Sweet sisters, remember to give yourself some grace. You are going to make mistakes. You are going to have bad days. Sometimes you will search for the holiness and it just doesn’t come. Thankfully, God’s mercies are new every morning.
Wake up each day when that alarm blazes and know that being a mom is your ministry and that if you find treasure in that, your heart will follow.
Blessings as you make motherhood your ministry,
Susie and the Help Club for Moms Team
To learn more about Susie’s ministry, Between the Gardens, visit her website at susieoneal.org.