May We Be Servants

There are days that are quite long for me with three young ones. When going on little sleep or little help, I tend to want to throw little fits- just like my children. Thankfully, I don’t kick and scream tantrum-style, but instead take a fast-paced walk through the neighborhood spilling my frustrations out for the Lord in prayer.

One particular Sunday evening, I felt overworked and under-appreciated at home and asked God why I had to do so many thankless chores without help or praise. Unlike during previous ranting sessions I heard,

“Because you are a servant.”

Whoa.

The stroller and I came to a halt as I was put in my place by my loving and faithful Master.

Those words have really helped me with my every day routines and chores. I have long tried to live out Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord and not for men,” but somehow being called a servant really put it all in perspective for me. Knowing my place in the Kingdom makes the work easier. Knowing I will not always be appreciated gives me a sense of peace and keeps me from getting angry at my family and friends.

In my quiet time today, I studied Luke and the beautiful mother of Christ. What a contrast her pregnancy was- horrible by the world’s standards, and perfect by heaven’s standards. This woman- actually this girl- could have taken walks complaining to God about how unfairly she was being treated and how He should have spared her such disgrace as an unwed mother… Instead, “I am the Lord’s servant, ” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Luke 1:38

As you carry your baby in your womb and later in your arms, find strength in knowing you are working for the Lord. Find humility in remembering your place in the kingdom. May we be the mothers who one day hear, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”

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One Response to May We Be Servants

  1. Amanda says:

    Love this! I just put down my little girl after a LONG day of fussiness and fits, while trying to get a too long to-do list completed. How I needed this reminder that “I am a servant.” What perspective!

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