2 Cor 5:9Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.
What we do in this life is based on what our goal or aim in life is. We make choices in life. Either we choose to please ourselves and live with self on the throne or we choose to please God and live with Christ on the throne. Ultimately, if we choose to live for self, life will be hard and we really won’t be happy. But if we choose to die to self and live for Christ we will be truly happy. When we walk in the counsel of His word, we are blessed. A wasted life is one in which we live for ourselves. I have made it my goal and aim to please God. That means dying to self because life isn’t about me. It is about Christ. My goal is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. I agree with Caroline Mahaney who said, “My goal as a mother is that my children would treasure Christ and live passionately for His glory. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
My ultimate goal is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. By choosing to stay at home with my children I am glorifying God and enjoying Him. I feel it is the best way to train up my children in the fear and admonition of the Lord and to love my husband and my children and to be a good worker at home doing good to my husband. It is my joy and my delight to die to myself and serve my family so that they may know and love Christ. Unfortunately many women have been deceived into thinking that staying at home is drudgery and a waste and that a career outside the home, submitting to another man instead of their own husband is somehow more glamorous! They also believe the lie that making money outside the home makes you more valuable than doing a hard job for no pay in the home. They even think that someone who does the same type of job for pay outside the home is suddenly more valuable than a mother who serves her husband and children in the home just because she earns money for doing the same thing for some one else’s children while hers are in day care. Mathew Henry so aptly words what many women think,
“Those whose home is their prison, it is to be feared, feel that their chastity is their fetters.”