When the Calling and the Children Collide

#MomGuilt is an all-too-familiar emotion in my life, both when we were in ministry and when we weren’t. I’ve thought all of these:

We’re moving again. The kids will have new schools again. We’ll get to know new neighbors and new local shops again. How can this be good for my children? Kids need stability and routine, and we’re about to toss them in the air. Again.

My ministry responsibilities pull me away when they’re at home. What about my responsibilities as a parent, my calling to be a mom? What if they need me while I’m out counseling someone else?

They don’t know the Bible stories and the Sunday School songs other children know. They have no consistent Godly influences in their lives except my husband and me. I have to teach them everything they need to know about the Bible, God, faith, and Jesus! How can I possibly do that? (This was while we lived overseas.)

I remember the time and place when God showed me He loved and cared for my children while I was with them and while I was away. Click on over to my latest post at PastorsWives.com to read the specifics and get some encouragement.

Calling and Children - Carole Sparks
(c) Carole Sparks

Torn by your God-given responsibilities? Know this: God LOVES your children even more than you do! via @Carole_Sparks & @pwconnect. #IntentionalParenting #PastorsWives (click to tweet)

How do you know when to go out for other ministry opportunities and when to stay in with your children? Please share any wisdom on this front! We all need it.


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