Another comment I hear ALL the time is "how do you do it?!"
I never really quite know how to answer this question because I don't really know how I do it! I just do it! You gotta do what you gotta do. But more than that, it's not me doing it in the first place... it's God! Oh believe me, you can for certain tell the days that I'm doing "it" on my own strength. There's yelling. There's fighting. There's shooing the kids away to do things by myself because it's easier and it'll be done "right". The house looks a-fright. I'm frazzled. The children are running amok with disobedient. One word sums it up pretty well: chaotic. Then there are the days when I'm walking in obedience with the Lord, basking in His strength and sovereignty, thinking often of Him and His word... Things aren't perfect, but it's peaceful. Not everything on my to-do list gets accomplished, but I'm not fretting about it. It may have taken an hour to get one load of laundry folded and put away... but the kids "helped" and loved every minute of spending time with me. I swear it's a night & day difference. My husband can just tell when he gets home for dinner whether or not I spent my day with God. Anyway, back to question at hand (how do you do it?)... It's not me, it's all God! I have nothing to boast about because it's God that's used my weaknesses to reveal His glory. God called an unqualified woman to a seemingly impossible job so that He could get the glory and honor from the transformation that would take place. How did it happen? Certainly not over night. One day at a time. One moment at a time. Dying to self. Being obedient to Christ.