If I could hit on one topic to pastors' wives, I would probably be a broken record playing the same song. I can not voice it enough to you ladies, to be you. Being who you are in Christ, who God has called you to be, who God says you are can be so freeing. It will open up freedom in your lives to walk in confidence and humility being you.
When I started the church plant, I was in my early twenties. Like I said in a previous blog, everyone was older than me. I felt the expectations to act older, and live out the introverted personality I have. Through the years I have found myself opening up in more ways and becoming more comfortable in my skin as I have grown as a pastor's wife and mother.
When I became a mom, I felt as though I finally became who I was created to be. It has opened up life in me. I grew up the shy, quiet, introverted girl. But with each child I have, a new part of me opens. Two toddler boys, and one three month old daughter later, I have allowed Jesus to fully unlock the person in me. I only wish it would have been unlocked sooner.
Today I stood up at a conference and spoke in front of a couple hundred people. In years past, I would have never done that. I find myself somedays thinking, I am a completely new person. My husband and I laugh at the big personality that once came from a shy introverted girl.
Ladies, search yourself where you are. What has God given you? Who does God say you are? Don't worry about who you think you are, because you will never be satisfied, until you see yourself the way Jesus sees you. You will never walk in the freedom of you, until you believe who you were created to be in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor