The Choices of Womanhood
Copyright © 2006 - Heaven Ministries - Angie Lewis
I truly believe that God has blessed women with so much in life, and yet most of us take those blessings for granted. I myself feel extremely blessed that I have not had to go out and get a job. I had the choice to go to college and have a career, but I chose to stay at home and raise a family instead. Have I ever looked back and regretted my decision? Of course I have, but I did not regret it for long.
God did not give me the choice to stay home or to work. Scripturally speaking, God had already told me what my job was to be. He created me for the purpose of being all of the woman/wife/mother I can be and for serving Him in whatever capacity given to me. Today, society revels in the idea of women in the workforce, and there is absolutely nothing at all wrong with that, if she is putting off having a family, and if her husband is not opposed to her making a career for herself, which takes a lot of working hours away from home.
At one point in my life I had two babies, eleven months apart, and a toddler to take care of, and my husband was out of town working a lot. It was then that I felt as if my whole life consisted of spit up, burping and infant formula. But those feelings did not last long. That time in my life was only a phase that soon was gone, and a new phase began. If you are a young mother with small children at home, enjoy every minute of your baby and toddlers now, because in a blink of an eye, they will be all grown up.
God did not give me the choice to abort my unborn babies; society gave me that choice. I could have killed my unborn babies, but I chose life instead. I cannot fathom for one minute not having my three sons now because of some idiotic and ignorant decision I made when I was twenty-one. It gives me chills all the way down my spine just thinking about it.
No, I do not have any regrets. I believe with all my heart that any mother who can stay at home and be with her children is blessed. It certainly does not take a rocket scientists to figure out that children do best in all areas of their life when they have the nurturing and discipline of their mother, especially in the early stages of life; from newborn to about ten or eleven years old. Of course if you can be there for your children until they move out and get married that’s great for everyone involved.
A woman has the choice to do whatever she desires with her life. I think that if asked, many husbands would rather their wife be home tending to their children rather then working at a job and sending the children to a daycare. Can’t a woman have a career and children at the same time? Women do it all the time. It is more difficult, I believe to tackle a career and raise children up properly, but it can be done. Also more and more women are working from home so they can be home with their children! And that is the greatest blessing of them all.
Now a days with the advent of computers and networking, anyone can telecommute and make a living right from home! Company networking and telecommuting is catching on. Twenty years from now, I imagine that most big corporations will have their employee’s work from home because it will be to the companies and to the employees advantage for them to do so.
It is a shame that society, especially the establishment of public school is emasculating young boys and feminizing young girls. This anti-God world is literally trying to turn upside down the natural design of men and women. Women have been given the freedom to choose what they desire in life, is that not enough?
Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. (Psalm 40:4 NIV)