Galatians5:1, The Message
An undisclosed blog on godly homemaking recently ruffled my feathers. In addressing the tiresome challenges of daily home making, they recommended focusing on others before self (good ole' "JOY" theology....), keeping your mind inside the home (no outward distractions), and set new goals (try harder).
It made my heart sad, and totally irritated, as I saw these chains of shame and bondage put on other home makers. I have believed this deception, too. If I can just work harder, if I can just think happy thoughts, I think I can fly. Oh God, forgive us for believing those lies.
Freedom is not found in trying harder, thinking about others, and hoping this discontentment will pass with business. I carry not the power to set myself free. It is only in Christ that I am free, and it is only by His grace that I can worship Him with every breath...even in the tiresome, mundane, and mostly satisfying art of home making.