Ok moms…wives! Let me hear you!
Have you ever just been so tired of having help around the house ONLY if you nag someone or pay them?! Have you ever really seriously just considered going on strike?! I mean, seriously! “Clean ya own clothes”, “you gonna starve if you don’t wash your own dishes”. Haha You know what I mean. “If you see the trash is full, instead of filling it until everything is sticking up out of the lid and falling all over the place, why not just take it out the door since you’re on your way out already?” “it’s trash day right, soooo!?”
These were exact quotes of mine this morning. I am not sharing this because I’m proud of it. I am not! I’m sharing because I am real, I am not perfect and I need Christ in such a big way to help guide me through these moments.
I also need my sisters to tell me I’m not the only one here. 😉
This is exactly how was feeling this morning. If you’ve ever felt like that before or are currently feeling like this then please continue reading. You and I are going to get through this together, as moms in Christ and wives in Christ!
By intentionally choosing not to let the enemy take the steering wheel on this one. Even if you aren’t a follower of Christ, let this be a real moment for you to know you aren’t alone in motherhood or wife life.
So let’s dive into this together. Let’s pick it apart a little bit and then find some scripture that could help us live intentionally as moms and wives. That will help us not go on strike!
I’m including screenshots on this, although personal, because we are real. My husband. Me. You. Life.
So, i texted my husband this morning because I got up after him and a couple of our boys had already left for school and work. The trash was overflowing because the three of them had chosen just to shove their trash in there and overflow it. Then not take it out to the dumpster. Even though today is trash day! I know you might think, “that’s so simple brit” but depending on where we are at in our lives, it can be overwhelming for Mama or wife to walk into that. I had to get our smallest one up and get her ready for daycare so I could head off to work. So in that moment, it did frustrate me because in my mind I thought, “oh my goodness, here I have another thing to do because they were too lazy to do it.” Now, although I did not use disrespectful words to my husband, I knew in my heart I was feeling frustrated and angry about the situation.
Let me tell you a little bit about how my husband responded!
First- You need to know, my husband went to a men’s encounter this weekend and I know it was God in him because he’s never responded so gently before. There is a scripture that says, “a gentle answer turns away wrath” and oh my goodness when my husband gave me that gentle answer it completely changed the way I felt that exact moment. My heart sparkled a bit. It led me to be more intentional about how I can better handle the situation as well.
Isn’t it is just like the enemy to sneak in when God is moving BIG and get us where we are weak as moms and wives!? He knows if he can take out our husbands then he can taken whole family. God has better plans though!! If we are arm ourselves with the belt of God’s truth, his breastplate of righteousness and the sword of the Holy Spirit, even if we don’t always respond correctly the first time, by choosing to be intentional, we are going to win this battle!
With readiness of the gospel of peace. Knowing this, because God has already won the battle and we are well-equipped if we will just seek the truth in this!
So, let’s look at the GOOD stuff that promises to keep us armed and ready if we LET it!
For his truth in arming ourselves:
1 Timothy 6:12
But the Proverbs for wives and moms are ALL.the.feels!!💕
“A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.” Proverbs 14:1
* “An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.” Proverbs 31:10-12
* “All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” Hebrews 12:11
* “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
I pray mamas and wife friends, that as you read this, you feel and know you aren’t alone. God is always watching and one prayer away!
Then you have me, other mamas and wives ready to go into battle with you too!!
The only thing we should be going on strike against or quitting is the enemy and his lies.