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The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
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I wonder Why?
Recently I had the flu. Boy was it a doozy. As I rested to get well, I was getting so frustrated. Why, because my house got so out of balance. I realized even more how important the role of a homemaker is. I like for my home to be balanced. I do not mean perfect because we will never have perfection here on earth. I mean balance. Balance in a home is very good & helps to bring unity & peace to those who live here. While I was down, laundry was piling up and we ran out of clean towels. Meals where not pre-planned and cooked. We got by with packaged soups & even that we ran out of but I was to sick to drive to the store to get more. Clutter began to pile up. I guess I am the clutter police woman in my house! My family still does not get putting things back where you got them! School work was slipping without my constant standing over the kids to make sure it was done, instead they tended to go light on work and slip faster into play times! This flu was a bad case of it and I had no strength to do anything. As I began to get better, I walked around my house more in amazement. My kids are older and they did help but it was still not as all should be when mom is up and well. Then when I asked myself I wonder why my house does not run well without me active when I am sick? It is true that moms are the glue of the family. As my strength came back I got this home back on its tracks to balance. Then all was well again in my household. I do know why, families need homemakers period! No matter what the age of your kids or even if your an empty nester or do not have kids the home needs YOU to bring it balance, peace & love.
By Susie Homemaker
I do not know if your one of those moms. One of those who struggle like I do with perfection. In my mind, my perspective , I catch myself wanting this or that or me to be prefect. Why? Is it because those around us want us to be prefect or is it me doing it or both? Why do they want us to be prefect? Why do I want to be prefect? Why do I care what others think when I should be more focused with what Jesus thinks of me. Is it because they know they are not and need us to be, so strong, so prefect? Do they have lots of lots of impossible expectations of us or do you simply have to many of yourself? What ever the case, I have been pondering lately that most of my life I lived to please someone else or even lived in a selfish manner to please me for that moment only to regret it later then feel the wait of my guilt. Why because I expect to be prefect yet I wasn't and would carry that idea I failed to much. I am realizing more and more I am not prefect. But why did God give me a perfectionist heart? I am realizing why. He gave me that kind of perspective to use as tool but not for it to over take & consume me. A tool to add missed detail when needed. A tool to make & create when I make things. A tool to serve with my whole heart, when I serve Him. A tool to make me better when I mess up but not to tare me down with guilt when I do. Its the fuel of striving in this life for the next day to be better.
I will not let it be my enemy as I have viewed it and hated it but now keep it in balance and know its just a small part of who God made me to be and use it to not consume me but to live for Him! I will also only use it for Him in my life on this earth and not for others. Because no one is perfect but Jesus and we are to look to him to fill in the gabs of our life that we can not fill. My standards for me I made to high because others had them to high for me also I think and I was just trying to keep up, it got out of hand. Now I will just be Susan. The less than perfect Susan, who is a tool of God for he is the perfect one & the prefect creator. Just look at his design all around! He never makes mistakes. I will embrace the fact I am not prefect and allow his perfection to fill me where I lack to make me truly better off than when I used to strive for prefect perfection on my own.
I will not fear judgement when I do fall short in front of people. Because if they keep expecting me to be prefect, then they are not looking at the right one for perfection. They should only expect that from Jesus mighty Yeshua! By Susie