Monday, November 14, 2011

A Quote

This quote was on FB by a dear friend and it hit me pretty hard.

" If Satan can't make you bad, he's just fine with making you busy."

This is so true.  This was posted for me to see.  I believe that 100%!  God is working on me.  I have been studying on how to be a better wife.  I think it's opening my eyes on how to be a better mother too.  One verse that stood out to me was Proverbs 31:26- "When she speaks, her words are wise and kindness is the rule for everything she says."  I am not always kind.  I tend to get frustrated quite often.  I struggle with my attitude the moment I walk through the door.  I am here to say I am not perfect.  I want to be a better mother, wife, and child of God.

Today, I took a step.  I realize I work out of the home, but I know stay-at-home-moms are busy too.  I tend to get wrapped up in life, laundry, and the net.  It's a struggle for me.  Today, as soon as we got home, we played outside for a bit.  The kids rode their scooters and bikes (on the front porch b/c that's all the pavement we have around here!) and Randy just about fell off the porch backwards, so I had to put an end to all that.  I pushed them on the tire swing.  We went for a walk down the dirt road and picked up trash.  We even grabbed a blanket and laid out on the trampoline and sang songs. This is what God wants me to do as a mother.  NOT play on the net, read other books, play the Wii, or even be caught up in laundry.  He wants me to raise them right, teach them HIS way, and spend time with them while they still want me to.  Business tends to pull you away from what God wants.  It pulls us to what WE want, but not what HE wants.  I see this everywhere.  It's a struggle for the world.  I just pray that as women, we take the time out and spend it with what truly counts- God & family.


Anonymous said...

Thank You for posting this! This is honestly what I needed tonight! Bless you Sister. Proverbs 31, I get it now. AWESOME! I am always wanting for everything to be perfect but now I realize God is whom I need to be seeking out for the perfection that he offers through ways unseen to us. He comprehends our Groans, and works through us in ways humanly unexplainable. Today I was the BAAAAH!!!HUMBUG MAMA! I need to let the Lord take control over my demanding soul and shut my mouth when I need too, I have one mouth and TWO EARS FOR A REASON! Thank You so much Sister, May the Lord continue to shower you with Great wisdom as you sit down to right your blogs. I am having the same problem dividing my time equally. I get so caught up in the "needs of the flesh" and think everything needs to go my a certain way! Its a journey I am on, and the Good Lord is my Tour Guide. Happy Holidays to you and your Family! Once again thank you for this post. It literally spoke to my heart!

Anonymous said...

Its kinda late here, so please forgive my Grammer and Spelling.

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