Pastors wives, we aren't here for us. I know over the years there have been seasons I have longed for a little more appreciation in this role from the pastor and church. How about you? If I could just be a little more appreciated. If only they knew how much I do….I know I am a behind the scenes gal. But, my husband wouldn't tick properly if I wasn't encouraging him sometimes. The pastor and I are one, don't they see that? I came up with that idea…hello? A little credit might be nice.
Oh golly, the little thoughts that can pop on in our heads. Our flesh longs to be worshipped. Let me say that again…our flesh longs to be worshipped. We are a culture that desires fame, and recognition wherever we can get it. However, the beauty of the pastor's wife is this. We know we are flawed. We know good and well God better equip us, cause we are far less equipped than this job requires. We are so imperfect, only God would have called us to this position. And frankly, it probably took a lot of convincing for us to finally believe we were called to it.
But somewhere, along the way all that imperfect, unequipped, faith in Jesus to move through us, gets lost in the weight, stress, and lack of appreciation people can have for the pastor's wife. The enemy begins to twist our purpose. We lose sight that Jesus is the purpose, and forget we aren't here for us. We begin to long for more "me" credit, appreciation, and just a little of God's glory for ourselves. Suddenly bitterness towards the people we once were called to love has taken root. And, we begin to become unsatisfied in this role, a complaining spirit creeps in.
Ladies, we were never meant to be worshipped. You and I both know it. We are here to worship Jesus and make His name known. I am not faulting you for the enemy's sneaky schemes and weeds he likes to plant in deep dark pockets of us. But we do need to start recognizing the arrows he can shoots our way, and continually weed out our flesh, and always make more and more room for Jesus. Appreciation and honor is a good thing. But we can't let our desires turn into self glorification. Jesus deserves all honor and glory! Amen.
Do not lose sight of your purpose as the pastor's wife. Remember who you are, and whose you are. We aren't here for us. Stop letting your flesh and earthly desires hinder you from all that God has for you. Walk in confidence & humility in this role.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor