Witnessing to Others as a Stay at Home Mom

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Do you ever feel like you aren’t doing enough for the Lord because you are a mom? Do you feel like witnessing to others as a stay at home mom is impossible because you are just too busy?

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Many women feel like they are a failure when it comes to doing stuff for the Lord, because they are too busy raising a family.  You hear of a sick neighbor that you should take food to, but your own children need something to eat first, and once you feed them, you are exhausted.

There is  a fundraiser coming up and you feel like you should help out, but your littles are taking up all of your time. Then the deadline passes and you feel like a failure.

At the end of the day you feel like you’ve hardly had time with the Lord, much less time to do anything for him. You feel like you are failing the “great commission” and just aren’t doing anything to help reach the lost.

Witnessing to others as a stay at home mom, just looks impossible at times.

But, as a mother, there is no greater commission than to witness to your own children.

You are not failing the Lord if you have to turn down the Sunday school class you were asked to teach.
You are not failing the Lord if you were so busy taking care of sick babies that you couldn’t go see an ailing neighbor.
You are not failing the Lord if homeschooling your children makes it impossible to help with a church outreach program.

In fact, the only way I can see that you may be failing the Lord is if your attention is so strongly on “reaching the lost”, that you totally forget to reach your own children first.

I find myself looking into the innocent face of my little man and realizing just what a trust has been given to me by God. He has given me a tiny soul and it’s up to Jason and I, to raise him up to honor the Lord.

So, even though at this point in my life, I am more unable to help others the way I used to; I understand that my first and most important calling is to teach my son about the Lord.

I pray dear mommas, that you don’t feel guilty when you have to say “no” to outside requests. Say yes when you can, and no when you can’t. And know that you are fulfilling the greatest calling in the world by training and teaching your little ones.

Just remember, when witnessing to others as a stay at home mom; your greatest “heathens” are the children entrusted to you. Teach them, and they will teach the world. <3 Now that’s what I call multitasking for the Lord!

Respectful opinions are always welcome

  1. So much truth here, Kendra! It reminds me of one of my favorite Mother Teresa quotes: “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.” Raising our children is one of the most important things we are called to do. We will have time as they grow for outside requests. At that point, we can even serve others with our kids help :)!

  2. This is such a good post and timely since I turned down teaching Sunday School and my children are not even little. For various reasons, I just cannot do anything like this right now. I do feel guilty because it is expected of me. I hope to do something in my neighborhood, though I’m not sure what. We don’t live near church.

    • Sometimes a ministry can be online too :)
      I didn’t start my blog to be a ministry but it’s became that over time. I’m sure your site is the same way.

  3. I struggled with this a lot after I had the boys, because I am a missionary and didn’t feel like I was doing anything at all for the Lord.. We should look at family as a ministry – and we allow the Lord to show us creative ways to minister…I lead the Good Morning Girls-Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia – 6 Bible study groups with over 150 women from these 3 nations. For some women, it is their only Christian fellowship because there are no churches near them. It doesn’t take me away from the home and I can minister to these women in the morning before my family wakes up. It’s totally a revolutionary form of ministry that is valid and totally perfect for a mother of littles.

  4. This is fantastic! When we had our son, about nine years ago now, the overwhelming “love” didn’t just “flow over me” rather the amazingly important task that lay ahead of me did. The fact that God had entrusted him in our care to train up in the ways of the Lord. It’s amazing that He thought it good to give us another, a red headed girl no less. We were richly blessed before having these two in that many other people had already trusted us to watch over and help teach their children about God in many different ways – kids camps, sunday school, baby sitting, church programs (acting and sining), and now He has blessed us with two of our very own. I believe we are blessed when we get to share be that within our families or outside them. It is also interesting how my prayer life and time reading has changed since becomming a mommy/mom. *smile* I am praying more continually now than I have before. Funny as that is what we are instructed to do in Scripure, but now that I am a momma, I do it so much more! I am also meditating on scripture more now that I am able to stay home with our children and homeschool them. Mind you, I used to work on scripture memory with my AWANA girls as I was making copies or shredding paper in the office job I had at the time. *smile* Life is just different now and I am glad it is. The time will come when it will be even more different and I hope to be thankful in that season as well. *smile* I once was a seven year old girl full of giggles and dreams and now I am a 35 year old lady full of smiles and dreams. God is growing me more each day and I am exceedingly greatful! Have a lovely day and thank you for sharing. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!


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