It is hard, perhaps especially for a mother of small children, not to feel squashed and put upon in the role of motherhood. It's all about being a SERVANT. Of course, I KNOW that there is nothing better in God's sight...
Matthew 20:25-28, "Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Some days...amid the laundry, and the needy whiners, and the million "hold you mommies"...sometimes it helps to think of this verse above. It helps me remember why I'm doing what I'm doing. It helps me remember who is OVER me...and yet comforts me.
Colossians 3:23, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,"
2 Cor. 1:3-4, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."
Obedience, in action and attitude...it's so instructive...and so hard. I think maybe Oswald Chambers expressed it best...
"There is only one golden rule for spiritual discernment, and that is obedience. We learn more by five minutes' obedience than by ten years' study."