Monday, September 18, 2006

My New Career

Today is my first official day as a full-time homemaker. So far, the day was comprised of housework, converting some cd's that Josh asked me to convert for him, and a trip to the grocery store. Doesn't sound like a lot but, WOW, my first day has flown by!

I decided to view homemaking as my new career. I know myself and it would be very easy now that my hours aren't being logged on a timesheet to lose the self-discipline and diligence that being a paid employee provided. I don't want to lounge around in PJ's all day long or sleep away the mornings. There is more than enough to do here in my own home and if I find myself bored, there are plenty of opportunities to serve Christ outside my home. I need to seek God in regards to this. I need to ask for His help in establishing my new routine. I need His wisdom in learning how to prioritize all of the distractions that will inevitably crop up. I need the Holy Spirit to keep me on track! In this new career, I don't report to another hired employee. . . I report to the King of the whole universe and to a husband who has entrusted me with the care of his home and his child. I need to remember that!

3 comments:

Christianne said...

What an awesome perspective, Rebecca! It was cool to check your page today to find out what you were up to on your first day in your new career. :)

Looking forward to regular updates about what life is like in your new world. Please keep us in the loop!

fletch said...

bummer...although you can participate at home, it just won't be the same as doing this at work...

Heather said...

What a great reminder to all of us! Thank you for posting. It is so nice to read your blogs because I enjoy finding out how your family is and your words are so encouraging!