So many of us “Christian Women” use the Bible to create a “lookey at me and all that I do” banner to wave around. Well, it is my opinion that it is perfectly fine to hire someone to clean your house so that you can do other things.
Ok, don’t start throwing Proverbs 31 rocks at me. That chick had a super cape…or a lifetime to do all those things. We like to think we are supposed to do EVERYTHING in one day everyday. Homeschool our children, have perfectly healthy well-rounded meals every meal, clean house, make love to our husbands all the time, teach sunday school, volunteer at every committee we can, and on and on and on….
Let it Go, Sister.
We are not super humans.
Don’t throw the ”I can do all things in Christ” rock either.
We CAN do all things in Christ, I know. But I would beg to argue that we should do what ever we do LIKE Christ instead of trying to do everything RIGHT NOW and slowly kill our earthly bodies from stress and tiredness. Do less and do it better. This may cause you to hire a house cleaner. (it’s ok to do that instead of giving up girl’s night;)
There are so many women that are blessed with the gift of cleaning that are trying to help contribute to their family to pay for the things that usually can’t happen without extra income. Even once a month makes a huge difference in our homes.
I was making myself and my kids work non-stop in the free moments we had between work, running our business, homeschool, etc to clean. I know some of you will throw the “you need to teach them responsibility” rock next. They have plenty of chores even with a house cleaner. They have animals to care for, they do their own laundry, they help with dinner and clean up. I was tired of missing out on my kids. They are only little for such a short, short time.
Don’t beat yourself up, friends. Ask for help where you need it. We were not created to live on an island. Can’t afford a house cleaner? Trade time with another mom that can’t afford one. Keep her kids so she can do a big cleaning and she can do the same for you. The kids get a play day and you can rock out to your favorite tunes and clean it up!
It is time we let go of throwing bible verses at each other to tear another down. We need to help each other, love each other and realize that we may not be able to be everything to everyone at all times. That should be the beauty of the church (which doesn’t have to be a building on main street).
Enjoy your family today