Do I measure up? Am I keeping up?
After 26 years there are so many things I would change if I could go back. So many things I’d do better if given the chance. But I’m not. All I’m given is today, this moment before me.
Am I making the most of it? What more can I do?
If you’re anything like me you probably have days when you settle down for the night, the house is quiet, and you start to think about all of the things you could have done better…
Said no to those chips before bed. And the pop…
Said yes to my kids when they wanted to play
Cooked something better than leftovers
Read the Bible
Listened to my husband instead of arguing with him
Spent less money
Spent less time on the computer
Held my tongue
Controlled my temper
Packed better lunches
Caught up on laundry
Kept the house cleaner
Smiled more/frowned less
Given enough time we could all come up with a list much longer than this. Certainly our lists would differ one from another, but here’s the thing–we’re all growing, and learning, and walking in grace. We all have areas in which we struggle to grow.
As much as it might seem like other women are perfect–don’t be mistaken–they have a list too.
No one is perfect, not me and not you. It’s only by the righteousness of Christ that we’re found without fault.
But there are two questions, every wife needs to ask:
Do I love God with all of my heart?
Do I love my husband (and others) as myself?
Answer yes to those questions and you could change your marriage. Answer yes to those questions and everything else will fall into place. Maybe not today, or according to your expectations, but they will work out together for good according to His purpose. We have that promise from God.
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. – Matthew 22:37-39
You are loved by an almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife
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