Daily Reflections

This Work Matters

August 23, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven. —Ecclesiastes 3:1

In Titus 2, Paul instructs women to be “workers at home.” I believe that at the heart of this instruction is the affirmation that the work we do at home matters—not just to ourselves and our families but to the wider community and to the cause of the gospel.

Even if our culture doesn’t validate the significance of that work, God values it. And even though we may not be rewarded tangibly for it, God will reward our labors. The work we do in our homes has eternal value.

It seems to be the norm rather than the exception for women to be chronically overwhelmed from overcrowded schedules. Being busy isn’t necessarily bad. But in my experience, much of the stress is the result of attempting to take on responsibilities that compete with my commitments and priorities for that season.

Periodically we need to push the pause button and ask ourselves if some of those activities would be better postponed for another time when we can undertake them without violating other God-given responsibilities.

Make it Personal

Are there any changes you need to make in order to properly prioritize your home in your current life season? If so, what?