Today I want to share a few truths that you must grab hold of if you are going to walk in the authenticity of what God’s words says about you as a wife and mother.
Several women have talked to me about the guilt they feel about the shortcoming as a wife or mom and the common strand amongst each conversation has been to justify their weaknesses by saying, “I’m not perfect”.
Now, there is nothing wrong with not being perfect, but what there is something wrong with is the guilt we tend to carry around for not being perfect.
We carry around this guilt as if God expects us to be perfect and He doesn’t.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: Romans 8:1-3 KJV
So why do we feel guilty? Why does admitting we are not perfect make us feel sad, defeated and ashamed?
It’s because we are not walking in the truth of God’s word.
Again, I say….GOD DOES NOT EXPECT US TO BE PERFECT. Point blank and the period!
It’s not His standard. WE WILL NEVER BE PERFECT and that’s okay.
God’s goal is for us to be perfected. Being PERFECT is a finished work. Being PERFECTED is an ongoing work.
As long as we are on this earth and living in these earthly bodies, God will be working on us.
So if you are feeling guilty because even after your best scheduling efforts you are not able to keep your home spic and span, make three meals a day from scratch and be the perfect homemaker…
Stop it!! Just stop!!
God is not calling us to be perfect homemakers. His goal is not perfect homes. It’s perfect hearts. He is working on our character. The job of managing a home and family is a tool He uses to help cultivate better character!!
Why does God give us kids and husbands who even after our best efforts to teach them to clean up after themselves fall short?
It’s to teach us grace and patience.
It’s not about the messes in our homes. It’s about the messes in our hearts!
So today when you feel like you are the worst wife or mother and that you’ll never be perfect, I want you to kick the devil in the teeth and say, “That’s right!! I’m not PERFECT and I never will be but I know my GOD is PERFECTING me!