Hannah Christensen, another sweet launch team member for Lies Moms Believe (And How the Gospel Refutes Them), has graciously allowed me to write a guest post for her blog. I hope what I wrote for her site encourages you! <3
Not a day goes by that we don’t see the work we do as moms described as being “mundane”. Most likely, we are each in the habit of using that very terminology ourselves. The Lord has done a work in my heart in recent months, however, when it comes to the true depth of importance that God has assigned to motherhood. As I was working on a blog post on this topic last year and then again as I was writing Lies Moms Believe (And How the Gospel Refutes Them) this year, I have been convicted of this use of the word “mundane”, determining not to even use this word anymore in reference to the tasks of mothering and homemaking. I want to instead make it my mission to work towards having my vocabulary reflect the way God views the work I do as a mom within my home, and not as the culture views it.
This may seem a bit extreme to you, and if it does, I understand! After all, you’re probably thinking, How can I not view cleaning the bathtub or mopping the kitchen floor as being “mundane”? What is not mundane about doing the laundry for the fifth time this week?
Hear me out, sweet mama. The work you do for your family is, when viewed through the lens of the Gospel, anything but mundane! It is anything but unimportant or without purpose! In fact, it could be said that the work of mothering is so impactful that it truly alters the very course of nations! As the saying goes, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world!”
Why “Mundane” and “Motherhood” Don’t Mix
When we understand the full lasting implications of the work of a mother, when we grasp the fact that we are raising up the leaders of tomorrow, when we realize that the work we do within our homes directly shapes what our world will look like 20, 30, 40 years from now, and when we understand that our mission to train up our children in the way that they should go (Proverbs 22:6), and our work to raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord will directly influence whether or not our children follow after Christ, we will begin to see just how important and purposeful the tasks of mothering truly are – even tasks like cleaning or cooking!
To read the rest, head on over to Hannah’s blog!