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For the Woman Who Thinks She's Not Enough

I wish I could come to this blog and write about how perfect my marriage is at all times. I long for the days that I can write about how even-tempered I am, or how I am always slow to anger and rational. The truth is I strive everyday to be the perfect wife in the perfect marriage, and somehow, I always seem to fall short. At the end of an argument, I often find myself wallowing in guilt and self-loathing. (This is my blog, and I am allowed to be a little dramatic.) I become plagued with thoughts like, "Why can't I be a better wife?" I mean, it really shouldn't be so hard to always be nice and friendly to the person you love most, right?

Maybe one day, I will be able to write posts about how perfect my attitude is at all times, and how my words are always encouraging, but today, that is not the case. Today, I am imperfect. Today, I fail. Today, I act like a spoiled brat. Today, I desperately need grace
On days like today I find it hard to imagine myself doing anything of worth for the glory of God. How could I possibly fulfill God's callings on my life if I can't speak kind words to my husband. How could God use someone as hopeless and disobedient as me? As these thoughts begin to surface, I am reminded that my story is not about how perfect a wife I can be. My story is not about how broken or irrational I am. My story is about God's perfection. God takes the broken pieces of us and makes us whole. We do not have to rely on our abilities to be used by God in any area of our life. He can do it all on His own. 

Wives, mothers, children,  take that weight off of your shoulders. Your story is not about how much weight you can carry at any given time. Your story is about nothing more than God's goodness. He knows what He is doing, and He alone is enough.



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  1. Amen friend. Some days are really trying when you're a wife, whether it's all in your head or something frustrating your husband does/says.

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    1. Yes, it can get so hard! Thankful that we don't have to be perfect!

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