Building a family is quite a humbling experience for me. I grew up taking care of no one but myself. I’d only care and think about what I’ll eat, wear, and do, and my day gets concluded. I’d even find those petty things difficult to decide on.
Now, I realize they are a lot easier. They are not even half of the things that would require decision-making skills—that swift!
Now that I am married with two little kids, I have experienced being at the peak of what living beyond one’s comfort zone really means. This is not a one-time, week-long or month-long event. This calls for a lifetime of servanthood!
You provide for their needs even when you have your own needs to be filled.
You put your family tasks at the top of your priority even when you have your own work to do and deadlines to beat.
You attend to their requests even when they sometimes irritate you.
You work for them after your office hours even when you are tired and haven’t had any rest.
You assist them in everything even when you don’t feel well.
You function so because you are committed to it.
You serve because you are obliged to fulfill Your sacred vow.
And that puts me back in the game.
I now root for all the mothers as the best in demonstrating selflessness and the world’s greatest jugglers.
From being accountable only to myself, to being in charge of a family of four, I must say it’s a challenge I failed to foresee! I sometimes catch myself still overwhelmed. But the good thing is, I never have to shoulder everything alone.
While it is true that there is no book to lighten the curriculum of motherhood, there is one that can ease any burden. That is the Bible. When it comes to selflessness, its character is the champion. I’m talking about Jesus.
He showed us how he humbly served, too. It was when He left heaven for earth. He didn’t mind the discomfort and pain he had to endure; not to mention, the worst journey to the most dreadful death.
From being the only Son of God, who may opt to enjoy the luxury of heaven and bask in the glory He deserves, He chose to abandon all the prestige! From the Prince of Prince, he became the servant of all! He washed the feet of common men, ate with sinners, closely dealt with people with leprosy, worked in the carpentry, and received all the lashes, and torturous activities. All because He loves us all.
And who am I to complain? What is washing the dishes at past 2 a.m. compared to what He experienced?
I am here to take part in His humble feat; to learn the value of putting God’s will over mine.
Mark 14:36 “…yet not what I will but what you will.”
These things I encounter lead me to appreciate how His humbleness gives Him His highness.