Lie: I don’t have time to do everything I’m supposed to do.
Truth: There is time in every twenty-four-hour day to do everything that is on God’s “to do” list for my life.
Lie: I can make it without consistent time in the Word and prayer.
Truth: It is impossible for me to be the woman God wants me to be apart from spending consistent time cultivating a relationship with Him in the Word and prayer.
Lie: A career outside the home is more valuable and fulfilling than being a wife and mother.
Truth: In the will of God, there is no higher calling for a woman than being a wife and mother, serving her family, and devoting her attention and efforts to ministering to the needs of her husband and children.
The truth that there is time to complete God’s to-do list for me gives me the freedom to say no and not try to live up to false expectations. Many women take on more reponsibilities in an effort to please others and/or to “have-it-all”. It is important to consider that there are different seasons in our lives where we are able to handle more things or less things than other times.
It is often difficult to make Bible reading and prayer a priority because of other “more fun” things calling our attention.
I Timothy 5:9-10 and Titus 2:4-5 talk about God’s intent for women – love their families, be sensible, pure, and minister to others.