We all need encouragement every now and then, right? We all need a friend to come alongside us and say: Keep going! You’re doing it right! I see how hard you’re working!
But sometimes, if you’re anything like me, you go through seasons where there just isn’t anyone there to speak life to what you’re doing. Sometimes the people you’re loving and leading are too busy going through their own stuff, it would be unfair to put the expectation on them to see you, acknowledge how hard you’re working, and cheer you on.
Moms know this – it takes until kids are in their thirties to turn around and say, “OH! You were doing all that for me!". Women in ministry know this! Baristas know this – you gals slinging coffee and making lattes are making the earth go round and the last time I checked there weren’t throngs of people celebrating you and your early mornings or your burned hands from hot sloshing espresso. Teachers – you know this. Nurses – you hear me. If our work was fueled by the cheering on of others, we wouldn’t be such great workers.
We all need a little encouragement and sometimes it’s just not there. But a hero of her home? She is a woman who is out to speak life and bring hope and truth and encouragement everywhere she goes. She knows that there are seasons + moments when she’ll have to go straight to God to get the validation and the acknowledgment that she needs.
She knows that the Words of life that He speaks over her are one million times more valuable than any a human could bring.
Proverbs 31:18 MSG says, “She senses the worth of her work.” And I think this is such a #heroofmyhome battle cry. There may be times where I need humans to come around me and speak to my worthiness or my work, there may be times when God uses them to encourage me.
But on the average day, I will find my hope and my belief and my joy and my calling in Him, His Word, and what He’s written over my life by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I will take my time to sense the worth of my work, whatever it is, pressing in where He’s placed me and believing He will equip me for all He has called me to.
A woman who is ready to make a difference senses the worth of her work. A woman who is ready to love, serve, and give all she’s got senses the worth of her work. She is the hero of her home, because she takes God at His Word.
We pray you enjoy this week's print and that it spurs you on to remember that He who called you is faithful and His word over your life is more valuable than any other.
Grace + peace,