Did you know that…
the word “economics” comes from Greek words which means “home management”? (Sometimes, when I read things about “home economics” I laugh because basically women as homemakers are the original economists!)
Anyway, let’s move on…
Before I became a Christian Woman, I was really convinced that homemaking was the most boring and annoying thing in life to be done.
Even if I learnt how to cook, to clean and all, I wasn’t that interested in it at all. I was a real tomboy and many people thought I couldn’t do anything with my hands, even if I learnt how to do all those things.
Everything changed as I became a Christian. I started to read the Bible more often and my perspective changed. I read Proverbs 31 of course, and I realized that homemaking was a sacred occupation.
I therefore decided that I would do everything with God’s help to become a better homemaker. Since then, everytime I fulfill my homemaking duties, I do them with a cheerful heart and I feel a sense of accomplishment when I’m done.
Multiples talents are required to be a homemaker
Don’t you believe me? Then I shall review these talents:
- sense of organization
- time management
- appreciation of beauty
- development of artistry
- money management
- knowledge of nutrition
- child care
And these are only the skills I could think of… Here are some advantages of being a homemaker:
- increase of your sense of responsibilities,
- fight laziness,
- spiritual maturity,
- development of our nurturing side, which is an important element of our feminine nature.
I don’t find homemaking boring anymore and I do believe that from a Biblical perspective, homemaking, taking care of your family and home should be one of the most important priorities for a woman.
The future of our children and society depends on our skills as homemakers; even if it’s old-fashioned to say so nowadays.
But… I work outside my home! Can I still aspire to be a homemaker?
The answer is… Yes!!! If you work outside your home like me , don’t feel guilty. I am not saying that women should be uneducated morons who know nothing.
I am just saying that we should review our priorities. If you are still single or if you have some constraints which force you to work , then working outside your home can be justified.
Besides, being a homemaker doesn’t mean you can’t work from home! But this will be the topic of other posts to come.
I really encourage you to reconsider your priorities and to pray God to become the women He wants us to be. Pray God so that he will help us to restore us and to fully embrace our roles as homemakers.
Let’s claim our role as the original economists!
Stay blessed !