Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life that the Lord assigned to him and to which God has called him. 1 Corinthians 7:17
Where has God placed you? Are you in the infant season, stuck in the house all the time wishing your baby would sleep through the night and begin to interact with you? Are you in the toddler stage, where you wish your child would slow down and not get into everything around your house? Is your child in the busy years of elementary school, where you feel you are a glorified taxi driver? Or is your child driving himself, and you feel left out?
Whatever stage of life you are in, “retain the place” you find yourself. Realize that there are only 24 hours in a day and not everything will fit. You will have to give up different things in different seasons of life. Your time as a mom is valuable. Decide today the most important things to put on your calendar. Whatever you decide, thank God that he has assigned those things to you right now.
Father, thank you for preparing me for this season of my life. Give me wisdom as I decide what is the most important and which things can be set aside. Open my eyes to see my children the way you see them. Teach me how to parent them the way you want them to be parented. Amen