Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
When I became a mom I remember thinking, this is what I was made to do. Even in those early weeks when everything was chaos, I was filled with joy and purpose. Suddenly, the weeks turned into months and the months turned into a year. Right after my son’s first birthday, it hit me—I was so worn out.
As our family has grown, I still love being a mom. But the everyday responsibilities of raising two boys can make me weary: the constant housework, the physical and emotional neediness of my children, the tantrums, the diapers, and baths. Sometimes I feel tired and alone and unseen, and I wonder if all of the things that consume my time really make a difference.
But in the weariness, it’s crucial to remember the end goal. We are the primary influence on these tiny souls. God has called us to teach our little ones about Him and show them His love. We are raising disciples. We are raising someone’s future spouse. We are investing in teachers, businessmen, pastors, and parents who will change the world. All the little deposits we make each day add up to a large payout in who our children become. When you are folding that nineteenth load of laundry instead of going to bed, or changing a diaper for the hundredth time, listen closely. God is gently whispering, “Don’t give up. I see what’s coming. Your work matters, Mom. Keep pressing on and you will reap a beautiful harvest.”
Press on, Mama!
More Moments In the Word:
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. Hebrews 12:1-3
…being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. Colossians 1:11-12
To Consider this Week:
Which “mom task” is making you the weariest?
How can you see this task as an investment in a future harvest?