Folks, I’m not perfect. I’m not perfect as a christian, I’m not perfect as a woman, and I’m certainly not perfect as a wife!
I never claimed to be, and I’m pretty sure that you, my readers get that.
Sometimes I have to wonder; “Just what I am doing here?” Who am I to think that I can write posts on marriage? Who am I to write posts on being an honorable wife, when it’s the one thing I struggle with the most?
This marriage post that I write on Mondays… it wasn’t planed. I never intended to write a marriage blog. I started this site as a way to encourage and help women and wives who desired to become homemakers. Writing about marriage just happened.
I started out by sharing our love story. Then I shared a lesson I had learned as a (very) new wife. Next thing you know, here is this Monday Linkup that hundreds of people are reading. On the weeks that I write a post (as opposed to sharing features) there are 100’s of readers here. Woman who are popping in to see what has been written about marriage this week.
Y’all, it’s a bit scary at times. I know what I share isn’t that great, it isn’t anything new; and yet, somehow, someway, God is taking this poor offering and using it to HIS honor and glory.
These marriage posts are sometimes the hardest ones to write. I feel so weak as a wife, so human as a woman. So how could I possibly encourage anyone else to do better?
Truth is: God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. Corinthians 1:27
It’s not me here, I know it’s not. It’s God, using my heart and my hands to share encouragement. And that’s when it hits me. Those times when I feel like my life is worthless, it still has worth, because as long as I am submitting myself to the will of God, he is using me, and there is nothing worthless about being a tool in the hands of God.
So to you dear wives and mothers, who feel your days are sucked up in caring for others, who feel like you aren’t doing anything to make a mark on the world or further the kingdom of God. Remember, you are a tool in the hands of God and he IS using you. Using you to mold the lives of the next generation. Using you to support your husband. Using you in ways that you will never know until you reach heaven.
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