First of all - I am not "Just" anything and neither are you. If you are a child of God he says that we are chosen and special.
1 Peter 2:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own [a]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Second, I work a job the same as anyone else with a one exception. I do not get paid in money. Money is not everything. We sacrifice A LOT of "things" and we live on a pretty tight and strict budget (I will post more about budgeting later) in order to live the way we do.
Years ago I was reading a book called the Power of a Positive Mom and it asked you to write down a job description for yourself.
Here is mine:
I am tired just reading that. I am sure that I could add to this list and description now as this was written out 10 years ago or more and I know that many of you stay at home moms can relate.
Now, let me just say - I stay at home because it is my calling. I truly feel that God has called me in this season of my life to be a "homemaker". It was a decision that my husband and I made together based upon Titus 2:4-5 because we felt this was God's instructions for us and our family.
Titus 2:4 -5 says 4 These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, 5 to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes,[b] to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.
You may feel called to work outside of the home or may not be in a financial situation where you can stay at home and that is fine too. We all have to do what is best for our families and what we feel is right.
What about you? If you stay home have you ever been referred to in this way? What about those of you who do work "outside" of your home - has anyone ever made negative comments to about your decision?
This post is not meant to put anyone down but rather to encourage you. Whether we are single or married, have children or don't, and whether we choose to work at home or outside of our homes we need to be supportive of each other in what ever role we are in and not speak in a negative manner toward anyone.