After my 3rd baby I realized finally admitted that my family was suffering from all the "good works" I was doing at church. I was impatient with my children and resentful at my husband because I was so busy. When I signed up to "lead this" and "help with that" I thought I was doing the "good" thing...the right thing. But, I finally realized my ministry at home was much more important for the time being. Even though what I was doing did not seem like anything great, I knew it was important. This is not a very popular perspective in churches today. A lot of churches want you working and forget how much it takes to just care for a family. It was hard to step down from things. Sometimes people just didn't understand. Sometimes it was something I loved doing, but I knew the timing was not right. I did what God was telling me to do and He honored it. God has made us closer as a family then we have ever been. He is growing my children into these amazing little people with hearts after His own heart. And there is more peace in our lives. Our ministry at home is so important and we should never loose sight of that!
Jen at Good Morning Girls says it all so well. Please read her post, The Glory of Mundane Tasks. She puts to words the thoughts I've had in my head for years.
Have a blessed day, Joyce