Wife 2 Wife #4

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It's Wednesday again...Which means it's time for Wife 2 Wife Wednesdays..The linkup via Wives of Faith!!! The button below is linked back to their website if you'd like to join :) Description again is below..

Wife 2 Wife is an opportunity for you as a military wife to share your heart with another military wife on issues and challenges that all of us face at one time or another in military life and get to know a LOT of other military wives. This is your chance to connect with other Wives of Faith!
Some questions will be fun, some will be serious, but EVERY week will be a GREAT WEEK!

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This week's question:

What's one lesson God is teaching you right now?

Lately I've had a lot of trouble with being content. You know what I mean. I can't just sit down and relax at the end of the day, after a long day's work, I have to be doing something, anything! This something turns in to homework, cleaning like mad, working on my blog, reading, watching tv, or even baking at 2 in the morning. I am not content right now just going to bed at a decent hour with my husband. And it's really frustrating for the both of us.
 
Yesterday Marshall sat me down and we seriously talked about this - why I'm not falling asleep at 9pm with him every day. You know, early to bed, early to rise! And what did we find? I feel a little overwelmed.  I feel like I can't trust myself to get all the chores, errands, and homework done the next day, so I feel like I absolutely have to get a head start on it at night. This isn't right. We need to go to bed together every night, I can't stay up doing my own thing, because I get 10 hours of daylight each day to do just that, whatever is on my to-do list for the day.
 
The lesson God is teaching me right now? Relax. Breathe. Enjoy quiet time with my husband and stop feeling like I need to be superwoman. Go to bed at a  decent hour, so I can get up at a decent hour, and get even more done in the day. Listen to Marshall. I've really had trouble listening to him in this, since things have been really stressful with midterms just past me, and my ears have been hurting in hearing this reality.
 
Last night after our talk, I feel it in my heart to stop stressing about what needs to get done each day because lately that's been taking away from our relationship. God is teaching me to cool down, and focus on Him in our marriage. Not on the to-do or honey-do list, but to focus on us slowing down and to rely on Him. To be content.
 
I know this is something I will continue to struggle with.. We've been married for just over a year and a half, 2 years this August. Marriage is fun, it's a blessing, but it's also stressful at times. It's going to take time. We just need to look to God in our struggles and become content rather than stressed, rather than focusing on the to-do's of life. Everything we desire can be found in Him. That's my current lesson.
 
 

10 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing what God is teaching you. I know it is not easy to do and so easy to feel overwhelmed. (new follower) :)

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    1. Well thank you for reading! I think the WoF linkup is so refreshing.. It really gets me to stop and think for a minute. such a relief to write about this! Followed you back!
      ~Katherine

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  2. I've been feeling this exact way myself lately. It's nice to hear I'm not the only one and have a reminder that I need to stop and breathe. Great post!

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    1. Thank you! Life has been really overwhelming for me lately, as I'm sure you've been able to tell by my posts..It's nice to get this out and really refreshing. I love Wives of Faith!

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  3. I am so glad you shared this. I have days like this as well, especially lately. One thing that I have promised myself to do every day is get up and as I get out of bed, before I have even had my coffee, I shout "Today is a day that the Lord has made and I WILL rejoice and be glad in it!" Since I have started this (mind you it's only been a week) I have had so much more energy in the morning when usually it takes me 2 hours of coffee to get off the couch. Feels pretty amazing ;)

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    1. I felt so relieved to share it! I have a printable that of that exact verse next on our dresser and see it each morning..What a wonderful reminder. So grateful! I'm glad to hear about your newfound energy too!

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  4. I feel the same way a lot of the time. Its such a struggle. So happy you have a husband that will sit down and talk about it with you! That is so important, even though its hard to hear sometimes! I have been really struggling with this lately, and I know I only make it harder on myself. I need to "let go and let God" do His thing. He is pretty good at it! Thank you for this post!

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    1. Me too, it's been really nice to just talk about our struggles lately, it's taken a while to get us to this point but it is so worth it to have a heart to heart. Definitely - let go and let God - I've been swimming in this lesson this past week.

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  5. I just met via Skype with the author of Wives of Faith. She's amazing and it was very cool to meet her. Love hearing what God is doing in your life.

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    1. Wow - I'm actually a little jealous! How cool is that. I am secretly hoping that she has a book signing on base here one day soon...The author of Confessions of a Military Wife was here for that just a few weeks ago. Thank you for reading!

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