What are the reasons you give for not being a “keeper at home”?
Have you ever listed them out and checked the Scripture for the answers?
I can’t be a “Keeper at Home” because …
1. We can’t afford it.
2. My husband doesn’t make enough money.
3. My husband wants me to work.
4. My kids would drive me crazy.
5. My children learn alot from their daycare.
6. I worked hard for my degree.
7. I am good at what I do.
8. What would I have to talk about but kids?
9. We could never have a vacation if I didn’t work.
10. I work so my children can attend a good Christian school.
11. What about college for my kids?
12. I don’t like feeling like I’m just a housewife.
13. We would have to move to a smaller house.
What other reasons have you given or heard others give?
Read back over that list and notice the focus.
The focus is on ourselves.
Where should a Christian’s first focus be?
Should it not be on Christ?
What if we turned the focus around? I provided you the first verse but see if you can find verses that apply to each situation.
I can be a “keeper at home” because …
1. The Lord promises to provide for all our needs.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. ESV
2. The Lord knows how much money my husband needs.
3. Is the Lord working to teach your Christian husband to trust in Him instead of himself?
4. Have you raised your children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord? Will their childish disobedience today lead to rejecting the obedience to the Lord later?
5. My children learn alot from their daycare that is against the Lord’s teaching. My children were given to me as blessings from the Lord and I am perfectly able to teach them what they need with the Lord’s help.
6. I worked hard for my degree, but do I work as hard at obeying the Lord? Is this a pride issue?
7. I am good at what I do, but maybe I desire the accolades of men more than of the Lord.
8. What would I have to talk about but kids? Maybe if I spent more serious time in Bible study I can share about what the Lord is teaching me.
9. We could never have a vacation if I didn’t work. Are vacations a requirement? What if we got funding for a mission trip instead?
10. I work so my children can attend a good Christian school. But what about homeschooling which is much cheaper and lacks many negatives that come from large groups of foolish children being together with little supervision.
11. What about college for my kids? Am I sure college is God’s will for my children? If it is, can not God provide for it?
12. I don’t like feeling like I’m just a housewife. But then I’m not “just” a housewife. I am a child of the King, who is “keeping His Home” and raising the blessings He gave me to glorify the Lord.
13. We would have to move to a smaller house. Yet maybe that would be God’s will for us. We would have less expenses. We wouldn’t have to worry about “keeping up with the Jones.” We wouldn’t have the fees associated with the neighborhood covenants.
Can you think of more faulty thinking on your part?
We have faulty thinking that covers every area of our lives.
What are your faulty thinking traps that you fall into?
Now I’ll duck before the rock throwing begins 🙂