Let me ask you this question…
Do you ever truly feel sorry for the men in our lives? I mean, really…think about it. We as women, if I was to really think about it, leave me at a loss for words. We can be an emotional wreck.
Can I get a witness?
I have a friend who recently shared with me one of her ‘moments’. She came in from work one day and all she could smell was dog pee.
Hey, I’m just being real here. Maybe your moment was walking in and smelling dirty dishes or the trash is spilling over or maybe hubby left the toilet seat up. No matter who you are and no matter what walk of life you are in, we as women, face these trying situations that may or may not send us over the edge.
Anyway, back to my friend’s story. After walking in the house and being disgusted for the last time with the smell of dog, she ripped every last bit of carpet out of her living room. Just like that. No planning. No warning. She just did it…and she said she will deal with the consequences later.
Have you ever had a day like THAT? We all have them. Some more than others and some more often than we like to admit. Nevertheless, we all have them.
Don’t get me wrong, I have been married for 14 years and have grown tremendously in this area. However, I have yet to arrive. Know what I mean?
I have yet to reach perfection of no more emotional roller coasters, no more raising my voice, no more tears of frustration over the smallest of issues.
And I won’t….Not when we have busy lives, church to attend, jobs to finish, kids to raise, husbands to love and respect, and houses to clean.
But I can work on it…
“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:10-14
We may not have arrived but we can sure press on! When we mess up, we must pick ourselves up and keep moving forward! When our husband becomes concerned when we tear every last piece of carpet out of our house, we must take a deep breath, wash our selves off, and…
Call a Do Over!
Jesus gives us ‘do over’ days! I don’t care if it’s 7am, noon, or even 6pm…if things have been going sour, call a Do Over!
Repent, wash your face if you need to, take a deep breath and begin again!
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23