You were called to be a homemaker.
That woman over there, pushing her buggy down aisle 8? Yeah, she was called to be a homemaker too. Also, the cashier taking care of both of you? Yup – her too…homemaker material.
In fact, all women were called to be homemakers. Every single one. It’s hard-wired into us.
The problem is, you aren’t living like it matters.
Lemme tell you about Cindy. She works full time doing a job she loves. When she’s not working, she’s driving her kids where they need to go, buying groceries and making dinner.
How about Gloria? She stays home with her children all day, schooling them, bandaging boo-boos and cleaning up Cheerios – and reading a good book in bits and pieces.
Maria isn’t married. She works and then comes home to her apartment which she has decorated very nicely – she has that skill. She might spend her evening baking cookies to take to someone at work.
Do you know what all three of those women have in common?
“Homemaker” used to be an option on forms to fill out for occupation. But, here’s the thing. Homemaking isn’t a “job.”
Homemaking isn’t a “job.”
It’s a lifestyle. A lifestyle is something you can adopt, even if you work full time. Even if you are a homeschooling mom. Even if you aren’t married. Even if you don’t have children. Even if you’re an empty nester.
A homemaker is something you ARE – so homemaking becomes something you DO.
If you have a home (and home can be a relative term), you are a homemaker. Simple as that.
Making a house into a home is something we all do. Doing chores, washing laundry, hanging pictures, choosing rugs, caring for the people (or animals) under our roof, caring for our neighbors, caring for our extended family, caring for our church family – all that stuff is homemaking.
This is a huge roll we are called to fill – and too often we push it aside because some people don’t see it as “important.” But taking care of the people inside your walls – and even outside your walls – is the biggest, most important job you were called to.
Love God. Love people.
You may just need to change your thinking.
So, what do all three of those women I mentioned earlier on have in common? I’ll tell you – they’re all homemakers. Doing the hard, fulfilling job of making a house into a home – and doing it every day – with the right attitude.
Cindy is caring for her kids and keeping them feed – caring for those inside her home.
Gloria is raising new people to go forth and do big things – schooling them and taking care of them all day, even in their sleep.
Maria is caring for her home – making it beautiful…and then caring for those outside her home with her many wonderful gifts and talents.
You were called to be a homemaker. Now, go do it.