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As a Christian women I know what is required of me to be considered a Godly wife. However – there are days, dare I say lots of days I am pretty sure that I fail in epic proportions in this department. Quite frankly if one of you were to ask my husband he would have to confess that their are moments that I don’t always respond to things as a Godly wife would.
Yet, as I continue on my journey on thing remains certain. I am growing. Not this it is my doings because it is totally not. It is all because long ago I made the decision to allow God to groom me it to the woman, Christian, mother and wife that I needed to be for my family.
This grooming is sometimes a painful process because God reveals thing to me regularly that I need to work on. He takes time to reveal to me characteristics that I still need to develop. He causes me to step out of my comfort zone and to allow myself to stand as a raw piece of clay for Him to mold. Sometimes these lessons are revealed to me through scripture, or a well spoken sermon. Other times however I feel as though I am thrown into a raging storm. No matter how God delivers the lesson the fact remains I am growing in Him.
As we strive to become better wives, mothers and Christians this si something that we need to be remain mindful of. At no given moment will we ever know it all. We will never reach our full capacity to grasp all the wisdom and understanding that God truly wants to give us. Yet we must continue to grow. Growth in a Christian life should never stop. This growth means that we are still allowing God to work in our lives.
How do we know that we are growing?
Growing in Christ is a funny thing sometimes. Funny as in it has the ability to sneak up on you. For example, my oldest and I just recently were discussing a situation identical to one I had faced in my youth. Instead of my human nature response I was able to speak to him words of wisdom. Wisdom that comes from God and age. Yes this moment with my oldest caused me to walk away having one of those “when did this happen?” moments. I was quickly reminded of 1 Corinthians 13:11:
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
Another way to tell if we are growing is by those who are closest to us. My husband knows all my dirty little habits. In fact he may know more about my bad habits then anyone else in my life. When he can stop at random moments and simply say “wow you handled that a lot differently then you once would”. I can not begin to tell you how amazing that feels.
Finally growth can be felt within ourselves. We can feel when God lays a conviction on our hearts and we can most certainly feel when we have followed through with those lessons. It is almost as if it is our own personal “way to go” from God himself.
As Christians, our time of learning is never done. In fact everyday has a new lesson for us to unlock. However it is up to us to embrace or ignore those lessons.
I encourage you today to take time to truly be honest with yourself. Are you still allowing growth into your life? Or have you been avoiding the lessons God has for you?
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
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