Are You an Entrepreneur for Eternity?
by Ann Musico
WANTED: “Stable, energetic, multi-task oriented individual for highly responsible, diversified and
Must be skillful manager of time, talents, temperaments and resources;
able to lead and motivate while retaining ability to submit to authority and take direction.
Employer will provide continuing on-the-job training and support to the candidate who is committed to
following Company procedures and demonstrates consistency and desire.”
Right about now you’re either thinking a position demanding that much responsibility would easily
command a six-figure salary, or good luck finding one person who can do it all. Ordinarily you’d be right on both counts. The odds of finding one individual who naturally possesses every one of these qualities is astronomical. Any human resources manager will attest to the fact that one person can very effectively handle people and personnel issues, yet may lack the ability to manage time and resources efficiently. Some are born leaders, but find it next to impossible to submit to authority.
However, as you’ve probably already guessed, this is no ordinary position and the Employer is no
ordinary employer. If you are a Christian wife and mother, you are already fulfilling this job
The dictionary definition of an entrepreneur is, one who organizes and directs a business undertaking,
assuming risk for the sake of profit. Isn’t that exactly what we as moms do each and every day? Just read through Proverbs 31 and you will agree!
So much of what a wife and mom does on an everyday basis is repetitive and seems almost trivial.
After all, how deeply meaningful is doing laundry or making meals, apart from the obvious fulfillment
of physical needs? If you are willing to take a moment and look a little deeper, you’ll see that there’s
so much more involved than just the actual task itself. For instance on the surface laundry may not
seem that big a deal. However, by taking pride in keeping her family looking neat and clean so they
can present themselves well, and making it her priority, she sets an example of commitment which, in
turn, becomes a powerful, wordless lesson in diligence. (Proverbs 12:27)
When you think of a powerful and influential person, chances are you think of a CEO, world leader or
even a famous evangelist. Where else can one person so profoundly impact the lives of those around
them? Consider the possibilities! A mom has the opportunity and privilege on a daily basis of
modeling forgiveness, mercy, diligence, integrity, joy, peace, faithfulness, generosity, trust – the list is
as inexhaustible as God’s limitless nature. We have the privilege of training up our children in the way they are created by God (Proverbs 22:6) – there is nothing more powerful. At the moment you are only directly impacting your own child. He or she however will go on to impact countless others in their lifetime – and it all begins with your influence.
Sad to say, to much of the world these things not only go unnoticed, but lack value and prestige. If
you’re not contributing financially, your time is not considered as valuable by the world’s standards.
Sometimes, even our own families don’t seem to appreciate our contribution and may even take it for
granted. This assault on our worth causes a great deal of pain and insecurity because of the world’s
perception of what is worthwhile and what is not.
Thankfully, that certainly is not how the Lord views it.
Be encouraged today if you have chosen to raise Godly, stable, secure and successful human beings for the glory of God – no matter what popular opinion says. Do you value your role as a mother and see it for the powerful position it truly is?
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