I have asked my friend, Kristi, if I could share with you some of her material. She is a great woman who has much that I can learn from so I just want to pass along her words of wisdom that challenge us to be the women we are called to be!
I have come to a place in my life where I have all I ever wanted…a loving husband, three incredible children, a beautiful home, healthy family members, a reliable vehicle, and yet…it’s not enough. It sounds crazy, I know. Many people would love to have any number of these things, much less all of them. But, it’s not. It is not enough. It’s not enough because, while all of these things are blessings and things I will never take for granted, they are not what I’m here for. I was not created to be a wife, as much as I love my husband and am honored to be the one he chose. I was not created to be a mother, even though there is absolutely nothing I would not do for my children. Daughter, sister, friend, homemaker, chauffer, organizer, cook, etc… I was not created for these things. No. I was created first and foremost to be a child of God. To have a relationship with the One who made me, the One who knows me inside and out and better than anyone else. The One who doesn’t care if I have a pimple or a wrinkle or a little fat where it doesn’t belong. The One who isn’t bothered by my impatience, or bad mood. I was put here, on this earth, to love Him, to spend time with Him, to praise Him, and to know Him in return. And in that, to be the very best wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, etc… “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matt. 6:33