The other day I found myself in the book of James and one particular verse caused me to stop.
Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. (James 1:9)
Upon reading this verse, one word popped into my mind.
I read the verse again, including the verses that followed.They were referring to wealth and the rich and poor, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that God was using these words to impress something important upon my heart about my highest calling.
Motherhood has been the most humbling thing I’ve ever done.
Admitting my weaknesses, making mistakes and starting again the next day.
Motherhood is mundane.
One more peanut butter and jelly sandwich, another trip to speech therapy and another chance to give grace.
Motherhood can sometimes feel really small when I compare my calling to that of someone else.
Somedays I’d rather be writing share-worthy blog posts than building with Legos.
Somedays I’d rather invest in my photography business than invest in my relationship with my son.
Somedays I struggle with jealousy and insecurity as I scroll through Facebook and see other mothers rocking businesses and doing all. the. things.
Because motherhood can feel small.
And the world will always scream – do more! Be more!
But one morning, in the book of James, God used a verse about wealth to remind me that motherhood is a very high position.