Tired & Weary
I pick up the phone and hear these words “I want to quit my job!”
“The one that has little pay, where everyone seems ungrateful and there’s always more to do than I’ve already done!”
“Oh, you mean your job as a servant?”
“Yes, I want to quite THAT job!!”
“Well, you can’t, so go on and have your pity party and then you need to come to terms with who you are working for. Are you a servant to your family or a servant to God?”
This was a recent short conversation between me and one of my dearest friends. I am the older of the two of us, by ten years. She always says how she looks up to me, but today, the woman desiring to quit – is ME!
I have been mommy”ing” for well over 20 years and frankly, I am tired and I want to do something new! The truth is parenting is taking a lot longer than I ever anticipated (I still have at least 15 more years) and I guess I never thought it would be so hard. It was fun and easy when the kids were small and agreed with everything I said, but with the growing up of our children so has the growing of our need to give of my time, energy, and prayer.
The weariness I felt on that day brought me to a place where I was reminded of the faithfulness of God. Times when I am tired and ready to give up, I know God would never give up on me. As a parent, my Heavenly Father is available and willing to walk with me each and every day. He has been my refuge and strength and a very present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1) and so many times in my weaknesses He has shown himself to be extremely strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
So I will not give up on my position as I serve my family well. I will continue to depend on the Lord, His strength and absolute need to fully depend on Him.
I am sure there will be times when I will want to give up on many things, because of how difficult it may seem at the time. But these times have really made my relationship with Christ grow stronger..
So, to all of us that are ready for a new position because the one we have is over-whelming right now, “let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. “ (Gal 6:9)