Wednesday, September 8, 2010

As Unto the Lord

The memory verse we are working on this week hits pretty close to home for me.  The verse comes from Colossians 3:23, and it says,"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for Lord, not for men.”  Lets just say that I don’t always do this, so I hope E doesn’t necessarily follow my lead.

I am a people pleaser by nature.  All too often when I work I don’t work for the glory of the Lord, I work for the glory of Amber.  I’m just being honest.  I love to be in the spotlight, and I love to be the center of attention, so I gravitate towards positions that put me there.  Truthfully though, I think its harder for God to use me there.  I lean upon my own understanding in positions where I am comfortable, rather than on his guiding hand. 

Motherhood, I have found, is not a spotlight position.  We are always behind the scenes as mommies, rooting on our little ones from the sidelines.  I have struggled with this aspect of being a mom.  Suddenly, I am not the center of attention.  This is where I am though, and I should do all things as unto the Lord.  Surprisingly I have found true joy in playing second fiddle to E.  I do the absolute best I can as a mommy, and since it doesn’t come easily for me to be in the background, I have come to rely on Christ every step of the way.  Do you feel the same, or am I just rambling?  Hopefully you do, and this little devotional can serve as a reminder that no matter who is watching you are really doing everything you do for the glory of God.  May He be with you and strengthen you today. 

Amber1

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