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One of my husband’s favorite things to watch is documentaries and interviews of the great NBA players of the 1990’s.
Somehow I always get sucked into watching the basketball videos with him! I have learned more than I ever cared to know about Micheal Jordan and Larry Byrd.
The latest documentary that I got lured into watching was about David Robinson. He was the all-star player for the Spurs in the late 1990’s, and he was used to getting all of the spotlight.
Until Tim Duncan came along….
David found himself having to share the spotlight with Tim.
David was asked if it was hard to accept the fact that he had to share the fame with Tim.
David’s response was this, “Yes, but everyone has a place in life. Some take center stage with all of the spotlight on them. Others do their work without all the praise and glory. Some are placed at home taking care of children. But everyone has a place and we have to accept that.”
As I listened, I felt like David was speaking to me.
Some days I find it difficult accepting my place as a SAHM after having worked outside the home for 9 years prior. There are days when the to-do list seems never ending and my son needs my constant attention.
But if I’m honest, even when I was working outside the home, there were days when I wasn’t content with the place God had put me.
However, I have found that when my focus is on glorying God in whatever I have been called to do, it is much easier to be content.
1 Corinthians 10:31, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
It is easy to focus on everything else except glorifying God, comparing myself to other moms, friends, or even the “past me”. When I compare my current place in life to others, that is when it is easy to become discontent.
Lately, I have been deliberately reminding myself to focus on glorifying God in all my responsibilities.
Everything from running errands, cleaning the house, taking care of my son, and relating to my husband.
ALL to the glory of God!
What place do you find yourself in right now? Are you having a hard time being content in your current place of life?
Please be encouraged and know that God has placed you in this season. Focus on glorifying him.