Self-discipline is not my strong suite. Being out of the workforce for a couple of years has only reinforced my concern that I am more of a people pleaser than I like to admit. Watching discipline and motivation slip through my fingers as I manage only a household consisting of a toddler who though she questions my authority also reveres me and a husband kind and forgiving who accepts a disheveled existence has brought me to pray for nothing less than the self-discipline to manage our home well. So I take baby steps:
- wearing a pedometer and telling you all how many steps I take
- writing weekly goals for myself and publishing them on the internet
- and now, writing a mission statement for this little blog.
The mission of because of abigail is to chronicle the life of a mother and her children as Christ takes us on the adventure of completion. It is a place of introspection, exposure, and holiness as I capture snapshots of our lives showing glimpses of God's work in search of the sacred in the normal-ness of life.
I do this because so often I forget the truth of Philippians 1:6 "But I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." And when I forget this truth, I begin to resent the normal, achingly smallness of being "just" a wife and mother. I forget that I am a child of God called according to His purposes and that all things work together for my good. So every experience I have as just a wife and mother is a work of God, is the whispers of my heavenly Father growing and maturing me. This is my reminder that normal, small, infamous is a celebration of creation for indeed I am being made new.
Thanks to Becoming Me for hosting the Blog Mission Tour. Click on over to hear read more.