Thursday, February 21, 2013

No Perfect Marriages

Okay, complete transparency here:

I sometimes love my children more than my husband.

I know....it's not right.  He is supposed to come first.  And God is supposed to come even before Him, but sometimes I am just a little off the mark and I end up trying to please them over him.

And even more off the mark, I try to please EVERYBODY else over God.

It is in subtle choices:

*  I spend a half an hour getting ready to go out for the day and I only spent ten minutes reading the Bible, if at all, that morning.

*  I have a problem about something and I call my sister, mom, girlfriend, and then my husband...and then if nothing works, I pray about it.

Seriously?  I have the Creator of the universe desiring to spend time with me, wanting to share the wisdom of the ages, all knowing and all powerful and I pick calling a human?

Sheesh...if only that realization would hit me at the moment that the problem comes.

And in that moment, I can let the power of God give me love, desire, and wisdom to put my husband before my children in beautiful ways.  Not ways that make my children feel less, but ways that make them feel secure.

Growing up I saw a note card hanging in my parents' bathroom.  They still have it today.  It reads:

One of the best things a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

and the same goes for me:

One of the best things I can do for my kids is to love my husband.

We cannot be perfect moms, and we cannot be perfect wives, and we were born sinful, so perfect people is out at birth!

But we can try to rememeber that we serve a perfect God.  That He created us to love Him and to glorify Him in all we do.

So even if we mess up, He is there to help us pick up the pieces and put Him back in first place.

And you know what?  When I do, on some days, get it right and put Him first, all the other stuff seems to fall into place.  Oh, it is not always perfect, but I am more ready for it.  I am more patient, I have His wisdom in my heart for the day, and I have the security in knowing that there are no perfect moms, no perfect marriages, but we love a perfect God!

What is a way that you make your man feel special?

Today, I am linking with Jill Savage's blog!  So thrilled to learn from her wisdom!

Please check out some other perfect grateful moms here!


7 comments:

Rachel Beran said...

Appreciate your honesty, Angie!

Tristi said...

I know it's true. Working on loving my husband the way God wants me to. Thanks.

Jill Savage said...

Thank you for your authenticity, Angie!

Susan Heim said...

Thanks for the reminder that God should come first in our marriages!

joyceandnorm said...

Stopping by from Company Girl Coffee

"When I do, on some days, get it right and put Him first, all the other stuff seems to fall into place...and I have the security in knowing that there are no perfect moms, no perfect marriages, but we love a perfect God!" So true!! Awesome post, and wonderful thoughts of starting our day with the Lord.

Meegan said...

Great post - you put in words what I feel more than I wish I did. Thanks for your honesty. I found you through Company Girl Coffee.

Rachel Anne said...

Thank you for this, Angie. I'm a week late in getting here due to dotMOM last weekend...but it is great to "meet" you and I love what you're doing here. Wonderful thoughts...after 29 years I am still in love with my guy and always appreciate the nudge to look for ways to show him.

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