I recently read, "One of the biggest desires of every girl is to be seen and known fully." This immediately made me think of pastors' wives. While I have only been on this journey five years, I have experienced many circumstances that have left me feeling unseen. Pastors' wives roles are very much behind the scene. And, I am not talking about whether or not she serves up front in the children's ministry or sings on the worship team. That is a different title all together.
Pastors' wives are simply that, the wife of the pastor. While it seems so simple, it is hardly that to say the least. This role is very much unseen, and unknown to anyone but the pastor. To the pastor we are encourager, lover, helper, prayer warrior, protector, side-kick, errand runner, his listening ear, and so much more. It is one of the greatest jobs in the world, and what also seems like one of the most under appreciated roles as well. But why?
We are the pastor's wife to one, our husband. Of course with being the wife of the pastor, each of us all have different gifts, personalities, and callings that we bring to the church. As a pastor's wife we have been given the opportunity to speak into and love on people that come in to our life. But, as far as all those behind the scene acts, that leave us sometimes worn out, exhausted, unseen and unknown. This is just the lie the enemy likes to sneak in our heart to knock us out. And, when we believe it we become bitter towards our husband, the people around us, and the church.
"You are unseen, and unknown in this role as the pastor's wife." A lie is just what that is. You are seen and fully known by one. The only one who matters. He is the one who created you in the womb, numbered your days, and gave you the greatest job in the world. He is the one that sees you, and fully knows all of you, and still loves you!
Commit to believing God will use every step of your pastor's wife journey. Even though this journey may not always leave you feeling seen and fully known by people. You can't expect people to carry the weight of making you feel good. God is the only one who can fully satisfy and make you thirst no more. Keep on pastor's wife. You are doing great loving on the pastor and His church. You are seen and fully known, and don't let the enemy tell you otherwise.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor