Our homes don’t need to be perfect by the world’s standards, or even by our own personal standards, but consecrated by God’s standards.
God has been working on me in this particular area and I wanted to share in hopes that it will be a blessing to another woman of God. Remember your testimony, journey and blessings are meant to be shared, so that it will be a blessing to another and that God will get the glory. In order to continue to get poured into, you must pour out into others.
As women, we wear a lot of hats and are ALWAYS doing something, on the run and checking things off the extensive laundry list. Well, God put it on my heart to share some wisdom with you all and tell you to “stay focused”. You must be IN the moment with whomever you are with and wherever you are located. Stop being in your crazy thought life of dwelling on what happened or what is to come. He has it all figured out and He just wants you to be in the moment and stay focused on the present. For example….Enjoy your child going on and on telling you about their day at school, even when you’re drained and tired trying to figure out why the clinical rounds meeting went the way it did and/or how you will complete the next task on your list. Make eye contact with that precious gift from God (they are not a burden), not looking at your phone and really engage with them. Because before you know it they will be grown, won’t want to be around you, won’t want to talk to you or need you due to independence. Also, let’s not forget that tomorrow isn’t promised to anybody, even for the little ones. I leave you with this….Yesterday is gone, tomorrow isn’t here yet, so ENJOY what’s right here and right now, stay focused!!!
Women of God. I would like to share a word of advice that will be a blessing to you. It’s easier said than done especially when it comes to those closest to you, however it is possible.
-Stop trying to manage others decisions and manage your own….It’s enough!
Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
No human relationship will test our understanding of love more than marriage. If you’re like us, you’ve fought to love each other in your marriage but have often fallen short. Where is the disconnect? If “love never fails,” why does it . . . fail?
The deepest disagreements you will experience as a married couple always have to do with your objective view of love and the expectations that come along with it. This materialized early on in our marriage whenever we’d argue about quality time. I need quality time to feel loved. However, my husband doesn’t need it as much, and he’d often work late into the evening thinking that he was actively loving me by providing. I felt utterly unloved if he was absent. He felt unloved if his work went unappreciated.
In other words, our own views of love are subjective. We need an external standard. Only then do we realize that the imperfect moments in marriage are our most potent opportunities to love FULLY.
I trust God and know that the disappointments in my past will be turned into testimonies. My marriage isn’t a horror story, it is God’s story. Amen! ☝🏽🙏🏽
Do not wait for “perfect” circumstances to give Him praise. 👏🏽💃🏽
Joy doesn’t come by your comfort, it comes by what you know. 🙌🏽
Dear Lord, You have designed each of us with a unique personality and skill set. You’ve also given each of us a distinct passion and interest in certain things. All of this combined with our different backgrounds comes together to point us in the direction of our purpose. God, help me as a spouse to be a support to my spouse in pursuing their purpose. Show me what I can do to strengthen their ability to carry out what You have called them to do. I know You have a purpose for me as well, but I don’t want that to get in the way of what You have created my spouse to fulfill.
With every purpose comes challenges, setbacks, and discouragements in its pursuit. I want to be a sounding board for my spouse to be able to talk about these things in a safe, loving environment where I don’t try to fix it or question it or even change it, but rather I provide encouragement and hope to keep going. Help me to be a blessing in my spouse’s life so that they reach the greatest fulfillment of Your purpose in their life. Keep me from selfish ambitions and even selfish desires that may stand in the way of what You have designed us individually, and as a couple, to pursue. In Christ’s name, amen.
Father God, I thank You for Your faithfulness. I ask not only for Your wisdom, but for the willingness to obey. Lord, give me a heart that always desires to obey Your Word. Help me to stay on the narrow and straight path no matter how difficult. In Jesus’ name. Amen!
Women of God, when the enemy is attacking you…OPEN YOUR MOUTH. When the spirit of anxiety comes over you…OPEN YOUR MOUTH. When there is spiritual warfare in your marriage…OPEN YOUR MOUTH. No matter what is coming against you, as a true witness, I am advising you to please…OPEN YOUR MOUTH!!! The enemy wants nothing more than for you to be quiet. Being under attack is the perfect time to open your mouth and pray, pray, pray!!!