job description

1 Feb

I went to MOPS last week, and the topic was The Calling of Motherhood. TIMELY, in my life. I struggled HARD with this topic during the entire month of January and I never told anyone about it.

God heard me. And I hadn’t even called out to him about it, I’m ashamed to admit.

So I sat in MOPS and silently held back and wiped away some tears as the amazing speaker was speaking. She gave us a packet of information to follow along with as she spoke. In there was a Job Description For Mothers. It resonated with me a lot and so I wanted to share it here. The rest of my thoughts on my mini identity crisis will be for another post. Because it’s a lot to explain and I’m still sorting through it myself.

Job Description For Mothers

Motherhood isn’t for quitters; the fainthearted need not apply. On the job training, mandatory. Selfishness detrimental to job satisfaction. Working hours long but flexible. Ability to pray without ceasing is clearly advantageous. Remuneration where you find it- in a toddlers belly laugh or a teenagers “thanks Mom”. Some days are more demanding than others but heavenly help and forgiveness available on call 24 hours a day. Love for God and respect for His guidelines important if job is to be secure. Becoming and remaining a mother is a permanent event. 

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6 Responses to “job description”

  1. Roxanne February 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    That was beautiful, and a great picture. I became a young mom and wife at 22 – that’s not young but in today’s society it is. Now 4 years and two kids later I’m finally getting used to it. It is a big change but worth it all. I hope you get your answers. God bless.

    • jesswilliams February 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

      Thank you so much Roxanne! I agree with you- it’s a big change for sure! 🙂

  2. Jules February 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Motherhood is hard and keeping your own identity through it is even harder.
    Big Hugs! Can’t wait to see you!

    • jesswilliams February 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

      I totally agree Juls! Can’t wait to see you! xo

  3. amberrose February 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    Hardest job EVER.. and fighting with that feeling of “I should be doing more!” vs. “I’m ok with where I am right this very moment.” is constant (for many of us).

    I love it when God speaks to us in ways that we know it must be him.. because no one else even knew (sometimes even us!).

    You are an amazing Mommy Jess!!!

    • jesswilliams February 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

      Aww thank you so much Amber! Miss you! xo

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