You know… Being a wife to a man who is in the military, a mother to 3 children and running a kingdom driven business/ministry (a business that is led by God) is not easy. As a wife that is supportive of her husband, children and running a successful business, I am guaranteed to make mistakes, disappoint my husband, and not have all my ducks in the row. During those days its okay to not be so hard on yourself, because you are supposed to mistakes, you are not perfect, Only God is and thinking that everyday your kids are going to act right, business is going to run smoothly or the house is ALWAYS going to be spotless, the reality is…. it’s not. I know that I’m going to mess up a lot and not just sometimes, but often.
I know that each and every time I do mess up, God is right there with me, cheering me on to continue on with the path set before me.
In Jeremiah 18:1-6:
“This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
Then the word of the Lord came to me. He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.”
I want to be who God created me to be, the mistakes I make don’t define me, God does, I know, mistakes are part of the process in shaping me in who He has created me to be. It’s during those weakest times I’ve found that God’s power is made stronger than ever in my life. Giving me strength to continue during the hard times (2 Corinthians 12:9).
As of right now, My husband is deployed, I have more responsibilities on me to make sure the house is in order, the kids are okay, while running a business. There are days where everything is in order but other days where everything I can think of is going upside down and then some. So what do I do? I rely on God to help me through and not lean on my own understanding of what I need to do, but rely on God to see me through (Proverbs 3:5-6).
I pray this was a blessing for you to continue on your Journey during the tough times and not be so hard on yourself but rely on God for strength.