My front door has the amazing ability to transform.
Career woman to mother.
Employee to wife.
Order to chaos.
Patient to impatient.
Working in ministry to leaving a legacy.
Serving the Body to serving my family.
Work to home.
The woman who puts the key in the lock and turns the handle is much different than the woman who closes the door behind her, safe in her own sanctuary.
The first woman has spent the day at the office, doing what she loves by working in ministry, and interacting with adults about deep spiritual things. This woman feels a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in doing what God has called her to do.
She is making a difference in the Kingdom.
Then the woman walks through the front door and things change. Roles change. Responsibilities change. All by stepping over the threshold.
The woman transforms into a wife and a mother with all the demands that go with it.
Two children – tired from their day – drop coats, hats, and backpacks on the front mat, then run to play. That’s when the bickering starts and then the tears. The whirlwind of putting things away, getting dinner started, and getting the house into some semblance of order begins.
Life inside the door can be more chaotic than life outside. Maybe that’s why the woman inside the door can be a lot more impatient than the woman on the outside.
But in a lot of ways life inside the door is very similar to life outside. In the home this woman too feels sense of fulfillment and satisfaction in doing what God has called her to do. She is able to interact with her children about deep spiritual things and form their understanding of who God is and how much He loves them.
She is leaving a legacy. She too is making a difference in the Kingdom.
My desire is to be the woman of God He’s called me to be both out in the world and inside my home. Even though my roles may change, my character should not.
Does your front door transform you? For better or for worse? How do you transition into the various roles God has called you to?
She Speaks is a conference about women connecting the hearts of women to the heart of God. Ann Voskamp is giving away a scholarship to those who feel God is calling them to take a step beyond their comfort zone and boldly share the message God has placed on their hearts. Is God calling you to step out in this way?