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Write It On A Rock

Faith and Family
March 23rd, 2012 by Sarah

Going Unnoticed


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I spend a lot of time doing tedious tasks. Making and cleaning up from meals, picking up toys, changing diapers, and filing away our bills.  It doesn’t feel very important.  If I am honest,  I can get a bad attitude when my work goes unnoticed for long periods of time.

I have always loved this verse.  On days when I worked outside the home and wanted to please my boss or on days as a mom when I feel unnoticed, this verse is a great reminder.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as if working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.” Colossians 3:23

In mundane moments I try to remind myself that even if my husband doesn’t notice that I just put away his laundry for him, or that I picked up his bowl, God does.  I am reminded that God asks me to do a good job because it’s good and pleases Him, not merely for the praise and recognition of others.

My children may not thank me for changing their diaper or coming into their room at night for the fifth time when what I really want is a break… but God sees when I work with all my heart.  This attitude has given me a joy in doing tasks that I don’t particularly love doing.

People may notice our hard work when we are working hard to please God, but that isn’t even the best reward.  The Bible says we will receive an inheritance.  An inheritance from the Creator of the world and owner of all things… that sounds amazing to me.

This poem for wives and moms by Roy Lessin really encouraged me.

CONTINUE ON

A woman once fretted over the usefulness of her life.

She feared she was wasting her potential being a devoted wife and mother.

She wondered if the time and energy she invested in her husband and children would make a difference. At times she got discouraged because so much of what she did seemed to go unnoticed and unappreciated. “Is it worth it” She often wondered.

“Is there something better that I could be doing with my time?”

It was during one of these moments of questioning that she heard the still small voice of her heavenly Father speak to her heart.

“You are a wife and mother because that is what I have called you to be.”

Much of what you do is hidden from the public eye. ” But I notice.”

Most of what you give is done without remuneration. “But I am your reward.”

Your husband cannot be the man I have called him to be without your support. Your influence upon him is greater than you think and more powerful than you will ever know. I bless him through your service and honor him through your love.

Your children are precious to me.. Even more precious than they are to you. I have entrusted them to your care to raise for me. What you invest in them is an offering to me.

You may never be in the public spotlight, But your obedience shines as a bright light before me. Continue on. Remember you are MY Servant.

Do all to please me.

By: Roy Lessin

Comments

11 Responses to “Going Unnoticed”
  1. Love this poem Sarah- I’m sharing with some friends. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This brought tears to my eyes, Sarah; thanks for sharing!

  3. jamielynn colbert says

    sarah. I needed this. so much. daily chores are annoying when you dont have the right perspective… Gods heart is the one Im seeking. and in honoring what he needs me to do… and bringing him glory through giving even the most difficult/boring tasks is something I need to strive to do… for sure.

  4. Wow I so needed this today was feeling very crabby and now I know why Sorry God but thanks Sarah for the reminder

  5. Love this post, one of my favorite verses, yet I always need a reminder to take it to heart. Thanks for sharing the poem also.
    – Alysun

  6. Thanks for the wonderful reminder and encouragement. Love you, my friend.

  7. Amen! Thank you for the encouragement! You have such a sweet heart for the Lord and are a dear friend.

  8. kirstin says

    Love it Sarah!! Such an important message for every mother!
    I tried to sign up to recieve your posts to my email, but it must have not gone through. I’ll try again – I always love your perspective and learn so much from you.

  9. Beautiful, wise words, may you be filled with peace and contentment and share loads of giggles with your children today! I shared your post on my Facebook page today!

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