A successful football team has a great head coach, and an awesome quarterback to carry out the plays the coach has drawn up. I think of my family has a team, but not just any team; a 1988 San Francisco 49ers team 😉 God designed the husband to be the head coach, the wife to be the quarterback, and the children are much like the offensive line. Their goal is to move the ball in the direction of the end zone and make as many touch downs as possible to win the game. In order for that to happen there must be a game plan. Everyday we are starting the clock with tasks that need to be accomplished, and the family team must work together to make sure at the end of the day you are victorious. Ephesians 4:16 reads;
From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
Your family is also like a body. In order for the arm to bend, the leg to move, the toe to wiggle, or the heart to beat it must send a message to the brain first. It must communicate what it wants to accomplish. Without the proper communication you would get arms blinking, toes smelling, and eyes sneezing. Communication is key for every family team. Without it there would be a lot of chaos, and trust me God does not want our families filled with chaos and disorganization. Far too often we get frustrated with her children for not understanding the importance of everything that we the mommy must get done during the day. We snap at them in frustration and anger. And the reality is, they don’t know or understand because we have not told them. Our children are not mind readers. How else would they know that the chicken has to go in the crockpot before 11 AM on low in order for it to be done by 5 PM if we do not tell them. It may sound silly, but we then expressed frustration that they’re calling us to watch a commercial of their favorite tv show, as if they know that it’s 10:56 AM and the chicken is not yet in the crockpot.
Every mom has a plan in her head for what and how things are going to get accomplished during the day. But that plan means absolutely nothing if you don’t let your family know exactly what that plan is. At the start of each day the mom must communicate with her children what the plan of the day is. Children not only love to know what’s coming next, but they love to please their parents. By communicating the day’s plan with your children that allows them to not only assist you in completing the tasks of the day, but it makes them feel needed and wanted much like the MVP of the family! You may even want to go a step farther and write down the plan for the day, and give it to each one of your children. They will be able to follow along, and I suggest you give them some time during the day to work independently on some of the things that are on the plan or agenda. For example; fold towels, unload dishwasher, clean out trunk of the van, eat. At the end of the day your children will delight themselves in knowing they helped mommy and daddy or the head coach and quarterback be able to win the game for their family. I challenge all you Titus two women to sit down with your head coach and plan your day, week, month,quarter, or year.
Titus 2 women, be the quarterback for your family. Hear the vision for the team from your head coach husband. Draw up plays, communicate it with your family, and run as fast as you can into the end zone!
We serve a God of order, and he commands order in every area of our lives. Including our household responsibilities a women, wives, and mothers. I can assure you you will have more wins than losses, and your family will flow in a spirit of excellence.