Yesterday I wrote a bit about just wanting to stay at home and take care of the ministry God has given to me, my family. I also wrote about the older folks taking on outside ministry instead of leaving it to the young people. I still feel that way. Young women with families to care for cannot afford to be distracted by anything else. There is a future generation at stake.
It all started way back when. In the very beginning God created man and then created woman, a helper for the man. Our society has gotten so far removed from the order God set, and that is why women like me feel guilty if we are not involved in outside ministry. My understanding is that God sent men out to work and conquer and make disciples etc. He made woman to support her man while he did this. I’m thinking that if all of us women are out there being involved in outside ministry it totally takes away from all that our men could be doing.
One problem in this kind of distracted busyness is that we have our own commitments. Our husbands have to work around our schedules along with their own. Instead of being home and taking care of the homefront so that they are able to do what they need and want to do, we are comparing calendars to see how an agreement can be reached. It really is holding them back.
Second, we are doing much of the spiritual work and leadership within the church. And the men will let us. Women always seem to be the first ones to fill in where there are needs and the men have become used to everything being taken care of this way. They actually start thinking its women’s work.
Older folks just get used to leaving the work up to the younger, frazzled ones. They start thinking that when they hit 60 ministry is over and they’ve already done their part. They also believe its the young ones that have the energy and ideas to make things happen. This is just not true.
I realize that many people would tell me I’m dreaming. We live in the real world after all. The world isn’t going to change just because somebody thinks a womans place is home and mans place is working & ministry. And what does it matter that older people are supposed to have passion and excitement in ministry as it changes dimensions even after the kids are gone. That may be the way God wanted it, but that isn’t the way it is these days. Well folks, my own little world can change, and that’s all I think God expects of me. Y’all can do what you want, but I’d like to get back to the basics.