Some days are better than others. Some days I think I may actually be in the running for at least a good homeschool mom. Some days I think I am the last person on earth who should even be attempting to homeschool! There are days (quite a few lately) that I feel so poorly physically that not much gets attempted, let alone accomplished! There are other days that are so busy I cannot even see straight by nightfall. I wonder if in the midst of all this craziness if I am even in the ballpark with where the Lord has called me minister(within my home).
I often begin to doubt myself and feel a failure. What on earth could I EVER offer to the Lord??? I was feeling this way today when I picked up my Bible and sat down to read. I had not read the book of Micah in quite some time so I decided to read that today. Here is what stuck out to me.
Micah 6:6a “With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high?”
Oh Lord! This is me today!!! What can I offer you???? I have nothing!!
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
(Micah 6:8 ESV)
Oh, how that comforted my heart! Even on those days when I seemingly have nothing to offer, when my failings abound, I can still accomplish that which the Lord requires! I may not have finished all of our school lessons but did I act justly today? I may not have cleaned the entire house and had dinner on the table on time but did I love and show kindness? And what better way than a crazy, seemingly failure of a day for the Lord to teach me to walk with humility? Those are the most important things! If I can just keep those things in the forefront of my mind no matter what my day is like I will honor the Lord!
So be encouraged when your days do not goes as you would like. Be encouraged when you feel like you are failing. Keep honoring the Lord amidst that and you will have fulfilled what the Lord requires and that will bring you peace!
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