Courage

Wife Confessions: How I’m Ditching Perfection (again)

I’m preparing for the week on this beautiful Sunday night and I gave myself permission to do something awesome: I’m throwing perfection out the door (again). I even finally got enough courage to niche this blog to “faith, womanhood, and relationships,” as I attempt to save time and energy as a more prioritized wife, mom, minister, and career woman.

If any of you can relate to my type of personality as a person who is constantly trying to get things done – this blog post is just for you. I realize more and more that the next part of my journey can’t afford this type of “self-imposing intervention.” I must only do what I can as I trust God with where he’s led me.  And recently, God has led me to a pretty wonderful opportunity. Tomorrow will mark the start of my first full week at my new job as an instructor at a local community college here in New Jersey. I’m ecstatic about the possibilities and want to be “all in” for this special teaching assignment.  Taking on “too much” during this season is definitely off my radar.

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As I get ready to iron clothes, sing one more lullaby to my 3 year old, check in with my husband, and rest up for tomorrow, I will quickly outline three ways to discern what’s right for you in this season of your life:

  • Pray. Pray. Pray some more. God’s voice is the one we want to be heard over our own self-talk and constant distractions.
  • Pay attention to how God is using you the most at this time. Are you “rocking it out” as a nurse, volunteer, secretary, mom, entrepreneur, etc.? Follow this path and don’t veer from it. I knew specifically when it was time to shift from being a stay-at-home mom to working as a teacher again. Once I discerned this, the doors that God was allowing “flew open.”
  • Couple your spiritual nourishment with physical nourishment. Outside of prayer and meditation, be sure to get some exercise if you can. Something as simple as a walk will help you clear your head and think as you multitask the duties of womanhood, relationships, work, and life period.

Have a lovely week and I look forward to connecting again! Be sure to subscribe below.

 

 

 

 

What am I up to this week besides family and work? Feel free to join me on a Bible Study Teleconference line on Wednesday, July 12th @ 7pm. Dial-in from wherever you are. My husband will be teaching during this entire month of July. Find out more and get the dial-in information HERE.

 

 

 

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