Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lament of a Working Mom

Part 3 – "BE a Revolution?"
          I'm sick of sitting on my hands, letting Satan whisper in my ear that I'm too busy to get involved with anything, that there's still dirty dishes in the sink, and that I still haven't cleaned the bathroom.  For starters, there's no such thing as being too busy to pray.  In order to BE a revolution, as opposed to jumping on a revolution's already established bandwagon, one must exhibit individual activity.  In this particular situation, that could mean being actively prayerful with regard to praying for other moms, whether they work or not; or it could mean studying up on Biblical womanhood and motherhood.  It might just simply mean taking a stand against the lies that run through our minds each day, lies that are meant to bind us up and leave us helpless against further attack.  The word "revolution" is derived from the Latin word revolutio, which literally means "a turn around".  In this sense, then, I suppose I'm calling us (mothers and future mothers) to a personal "turn around".  Once we turn ourselves around, we will then be in a better position to turn others around, and to "turn around" the Feminist ideologies that we have grown up believing as inherent truths.
I'm not saying that it's a bad idea to jump on the already-existing Feminist counter-revolution bandwagon by any means – it's just that, in my personal experience, once you jump on someone else's bandwagon, you generally wash your hands of personal responsibility for the situation at hand and tend to go along for someone else's ride, so to speak.  We've got to make it our own ride and own the revolution on an individual level.  As Jars of Clay sings in "Revolution",
"if you wanna learn to play the rock guitar
throw down your guns, you're gonna be a star
you got to begin with who you know you are
to be a revolution, yeah".
They make a very good point.  You've got to begin with who you know you are to BE a revolution.  Sometimes who you know yourself to be is vastly different from who you actually are on a daily basis.

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