03 November 2010


The past few days I have been reading on other blogs and just hearing from friends about trying to do things that we are not wired to do.  In other words trying to be something we are not then dealing with the frustration of failing.  I am guilty of falling into this category and each day I pray asking the Lord to help me.  Many days I try to be the Proverbs 31 woman and many days I fail.  I have to realize what gifts God has given me and use those and not try to make up my own.  God does not want us to be something we are not; He wants us to love Him and have a walk with Him.  I cannot do that if I am worried about being this "almighty" homemaker.  There are days where the laundry has not been done and the dishwasher not loaded but I look at what I had done that day.  It could range from having a great school day, spending time with my kids or spending extra time in my Bible reading.  I am not perfect and I will never be perfect so I need to stop trying to be perfect. 

I have heard this many of times but this week God has really put it on my heart and I have been referring to it all week.  "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8  When I worry about being "perfect" I lose sight that God still loves me even when I am a mess.  He loves me just the way I am and I thank Him for all He has done.  How many people would have their son die for us? I know of one.

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  1. I understand. I've been praying Psalm 90:12, 17, asking God to help me find balance in my days and to show me what His plans for my day are. I haven't arrived yet, in case you're wondering! ;)

    This is a great post! Thank you for being honest!


  2. Too many of us are trying to find a balance right now! Let's all pray for one another to keep our eyes focused on Christ. If you haven't visited the others who linked up today, please do so....you will see that you are NOT alone...in this....and as always, you have Christ, he has promised to be with us to the end of days....and then....we really get to bask in his glory!

  3. OK so I should have read this before I went off on my little rant today! lol Thank you so much for this post! You are so right, I should not be worried about being perfect, being something I am not! Those days when the housework doesn't get done are the days that we are playing, creating, reading and learning about our Lord together! I need to remember that is what matters the most! I love that my 3 year old gets excited about reading the bible!
    Thanks again for this post and for stopping by!!

  4. Great insight! It's very important that we be honest with ourselves about what our spiritual gifts truly are. I'm still figuring mine out!



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