Victoria Mizerak shares her story about moving back home when she was in her 40s: After my father passed away, I decided to move into the basement of my mother’s house to take care of her. It was a decision that was not easy, as I spent most of my life living for myself and being selfish, but it was one that I knew I needed to make. It was one of the first selfless acts of service that I felt called to do. As I reflect on my experience, I am reminded of the verse below.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.
So, What… for This Week?
So, I challenge you to make the needed adjustments to live a selfless life. As women, we are called to serve our children and our husbands as if we were serving Christ himself. This can be a challenging concept to embrace, but it is one that is essential to living a selfless life. Here are some practical next steps:
- Take a step back and reflect on your current mindset. Are you serving your family with a selfless heart, or are you doing it begrudgingly?
- Make a commitment to serve your family with joy and love, even when it’s hard.
- Look for ways to go above and beyond for your family. Can you make your husband’s favorite meal or surprise your children with a special activity?
- Spend time in prayer, asking God to help you have a servant’s heart and to give you the strength to serve with joy.
- Find a friend or accountability partner who can support and encourage you as you strive to live a selfless life.
Remember, serving our families is a beautiful act of love and is something that we should strive to do with all of our hearts. Let us all be inspired to serve our families as if we were serving Christ himself, for in doing so, we will find true joy and fulfillment.
Well said, Victoria! Thanks for your willingness to put yourself out there and encourage so many women.