From Bored to Blessed
Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart…For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:1,6
Do you ever feel bored being a mom? The day in, day out work is magnanimous, but it can also be monotonous. So, how do we fight against our feelings of boredom? -We give it all we’ve got, 100% of our effort and energy. Dive in, and see how life giving motherhood can be.
God calls us to live our best lives for Jesus, each and everyday. Don’t let the sameness of laundry, dishes, and diapers rob your sense of enthusiasm. Get your mind busy and active, fixed and focused on Jesus. We do this through prayer. We do this through being faithful to read God’s Word. We do this through listening to praise and worship music. We do this by listening to podcasts that uplift us as mothers and daughters of Christ. We do this by reading books that encourage us in our faith walks.
Invest your time, talent, and treasure in being the best mom that you can be. Learn how to be a good cook. Read books to your children. Tap into your husband’s love language. Speak to other ladies who can uplift you throughout the week. Go through the rhythms of your day with a smile on your face. Adopt a joyful and positive attitude. Respect your husband’s leadership in your home. Help out however you can. Try to outserve your spouse. Be the best mom and wife that you can be, all for God’s glory.
If we strive for diligence, enthusiasm, a job well done, and joy in our daily lives, we will be far from bored. People will look at our lives, and consider us blessed. In this way, we can be lights in this dark world.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16
Shine bright. Shine bright for Christ. Shine bright for Christ with all of your might. Strive to stay motivated in the mash of the daily grind. Diligently and faithfully serve. Put a smile on your face, stay connected to Jesus, and try not to let boredom override your joy.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
Boredom gives way to worry. Worry is not of or from the Lord, and in this way I fail at times.
There are many things that lie outside of the boundaries of our control in our daily lives. As mothers and wives, wipe worry away by immersing your mind in God’s Word. Scripture and prayer is the best defense mechanism we have to fight against worry and anxiety in our daily lives. God’s Word is the best weapon we have to be on the offensive side of struggle. If you feel like you are struggling with worry or finding joy in the everyday moments of mom life, lean in. Lean into Jesus. Cast your cares upon the Lord, for he cares for you.
Let the presence of Christ in your life override your feelings of boredom, worry, struggle, stress, and fear. Through Christ, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). With God on our side, we can do all things through Jesus who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13). This includes being the best moms that we can be, all for God’s glory.
Be a lighthouse, a station of warmth, a model, and influence in other moms lives. Be a light to your children. Exude a loving glow to your husband. Shine beams of Christ’s radiance everywhere you go.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:28
Steps of Faith:
Review the following verses and reflect on how forfeiting over our feelings of boredom for effort and enthusiasm can help us to become better representations of Jesus Christ:
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 2 Corinthians 4:7-11
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