Confession time: it was never my dream to be a homemaker. When David and I were newlyweds I lost my job (which you can read about here), and I spent the next few years trying to replace it.
I was able to find part time, permanent work in the summer of 2014 but this past spring I willingly left there to focus on other priorities (details here). I realized I had been letting my responsibility as keeper of my home fall by the wayside. It was not a priority for me and I kept using the excuse of being too tired or drained from work to do anything but relax. When I left my job my intention was to devote more of my time to managing my home and being the homemaker I feel God has called me to be.
If you are a full time homemaker like I am, but you feel like it’s maybe not that important or you struggle to stay motivated I am here to encourage you. This is the first in a mini series on homemaking, so I hope you will find encouragement with each post. I am aiming to reach young homemakers, but everyone is welcome to read and comment.
Homemakers are not born, they are made! If you were to ask my family they would tell you that I was a messy, disorganized person who only wanted to work at a job before I was married. Now, they are amazed at all that I do around the house (my mom likes to call me a “happy little homemaker” and one of my brothers often tells me I’m very “housewife-y”!).
Full time homemaking is not an easy job for most women! If you are feeling overwhelmed, I encourage you to pray about it. Ask God for motivation, guidance and energy to do all that needs doing. Pray daily and pray whenever you feel overwhelmed. I often start my mornings with a simple prayer of God, please give me the motivation to finish all the work that needs to be done today. Amen. If you need more encouragement, check out this link on Bible verses for homemakers.
Below are some graphics I have found encouraging as a homemaker and I often use them as my computer screen saver. I find this motivating because I see it when I’m procrastinating on house work and it encourages me to get up and be productive.
Homemaking is not always an easy task, but it is a rewarding one! I hope you enjoyed this post and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Check back soon for the next part in this series where I will be giving guidance for creating a cleaning/chore schedule.