Category Archives: Daily Quiet Time
There will be seasons of your life when the house isn’t clean, you run out of groceries and all the laundry is dirty. Sometimes all on the same day.
Sound familiar? Don’t feel guilty. It happens to all of us.
Sometimes you don’t even have time to take a shower. For days. I have a Doctor Mom friend who finally just Febreezed herself one day.
You might find behave differently. Perhaps you’re not usually an angry person and suddenly you’re fighting with your husband. Or you’re short-tempered with your child. Or you start to isolate yourself from friends.
Your emotions will be very confusing. You’ll feel happy, sad, angry, guilty, and overwhelmed.
One day you might pat yourself on the back, thinking you really have a handle on things and the very next day you’ll cry until you think that you need a doctor yourself. At some point, this happens to us all. Usually many times.
Before you get depressed—there are ways to cope with everything thrown at you. God hasn’t left you in the dark. His Word is full of wisdom and guidance to get you through the changes.
The bibical story of Mary and Martha gives great insight into how God wants us to live. You’ll find the story in Luke 10:38-41.
Jesus and his disciples are visiting the sisters. Mary quickly curled up at Jesus’ feet so she could listen to him. But Martha? Well…she was “distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.” And then, she got frustrated with Mary for not helping her. After complaining to Jesus, Martha learned that Mary had made a better choice by putting Jesus first.
Today is the day for you to make a choice:
Will you worry about cleaning the house? Or will you take some time to read the Bible?
Will you feel guilty about taking a nap? Or will you be good to yourself so you can be a great Doctor Mom?
Please note…..I do think being a good homemaker is an important ministry to your family. I long to be a Proverbs 31 woman. But the truth is that your role as Doctor Mom needs to be your priority. If you aren’t able to dust or vacuum one week because you were up all night taking care of your child—you made the right choice.
And God will honor you for having the heart of a servant. You can’t make wise medical decisions if you are exhausted. And guilt will just weigh you down even more.
Most importantly, you can’t be a good Doctor Mom without seeking wisdom from the Great Physician first.
Question: Will you be Mary or Martha today?
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Psalm 32:8 NLT
Isn’t this a perfect verse for every Daily Doctor Mom? More than anything, we need the Lord’s help! But if we want guidance, we need to spend time with Him.
How do you begin your day? Are you out of the bed before the sun rises? Maybe you don’t have a set schedule at all.
I know that’s often the case with Doctor Moms. We’re on-call 24/7/365. Flexibility is our middle name and we’ll each find our own groove.
But whatever “routine” you settle on, make sure Jesus is at the top. We’re making a big mistake if we launch right into our role of Doctor Mom, without consulting the Great Physician first.
Now don’t panic! I’m not saying you have to devote an hour, or even 30 minutes for quiet time first thing in the morning. It’s just not going to be reality for many Doctor Moms. Why? Because we both know that while the world is sleeping, we aren’t! All too often, we’re simply dozing between those night-time checks.
Here’s what I am saying: never forget to find a few moments to be with God before you launch into your role of Doctor Mom. If you have to get up a few minutes earlier–do it. If you have to have breakfast a few minutes later–do it. You must be willing to do whatever it takes to be with your heavenly Father before your day begins.
The Bible teaches us that when we see God first, He’ll meet all our needs. That’s a promise we can’t afford to miss out on!
Question: When do you have your quiet time with God?