... You know, my husband and I served the Lord very faithfully for years, even before our children were born. But I was very concerned when they were little because we were juggling full time jobs, full time Pastoring, and full time parenting with minimal external assistance.
Our families lived far away and I was worried my darling babies were not getting the best of us.
The Lord said very clearly to me one conference afternoon : "Your children shall be taught of the Lord and great shall be their peace". From then on, Isaiah 54:13 was no longer just a scripture to me, it was my TRUTH.
So when trials come and people judge, I just smile inwardly, and say in my heart- "You just watch what the Lord is doing!".
My 3 children are happy successes in every way, not just because they have loving and caring parents, but because GOD'S GOT THEM!
So I say- live a balanced life, but know for sure: "God is fair, and he will remember all the work you have done. He will remember that you showed your love to him by helping his people and that you continue to help them."Heb 6:10ERV
He will take care of all that concerns you as you take care of his church and business. Matt6:33