Your personality; How striving affects your family.
What are your core beliefs? Your M.O.? What's the driving force in your life? What prehaps never before acknowledge belief is running your life? I believe that the purpose at this time in my life is to be a good wife and mother. I want our home to trully be a refuge for them, a safe haven for them to come in and escape the preasures of life.
How do you think this belief affects your family? When I truly focus on the belief and practice it there's peace and harmony in my home.
Do you deal with prefectionism as a mom? UHM, how to answer this??? If you asked my Type A husband if I was a prefectionist, he'd answer you with a stern "NO!" in between laughs. Not to many things in my life occur the way I plan them to. Of course I want to be the perfect /ideal mom, but I fail daily. Many times I feel that if I can't be perfect why try at all???
Prefection isn't God's will for you.
"Our children will feel the need for God through many things in life...including your failures."
Does this rub you the wrong way? No, how we handle failures tells alot about our relationship with God and our beliefs.
Do you strive for prefection? How does it make you feel that God will use your flaws to reach the heart of you kids? Why it is scarey to have your kids to see your flaws, they need to know that
we are human and make mistakes just like they do.
Read 2 Cor 4:7-11 "The probleml; we're just Earthen Vessels...yup, dirt and water."
What are some areas in your life, where you pretty aware of being "just earth"? Whenever I meet another woman who appears to "have it all".
Does it makes better to know that because we're imperfect the glory goes to God? As a Christain woman, yes of course I want God to have the glory, but as a human woman I want the glory.
In what areas in your life do you find it most difficult to accept dying to yourself? In just knowing that someone more able could be a better wife and mother to Barrett and the kids.
Does it help knowing that all this is "for Jesus sake"? Yes, because it gives me hope that God does have a purpose for me and that there's a very devine plan for my life.
The Promise? His life!
When has Jesus' life shown up or been manifested when you were just to tired, weary or overwhalmed to go on? Uhm, I've got to say I've never really thought about it. But Luke 9:23 comes to mind. It says; "...Whoever wants to be my disciple must take up their cross daily and follow me." I can't say it doesn't get hard at times, but this is my life on earth. Because of Jesus' love and sacrafice for me ensures me that my life in heaven will be perfect and this gives me hopee to carry on.
What would it look like for you to choose to live like Jesus did - and does? What needs to change? I'd have to stop being so selfish.
What are some areas in which I need to really renew God's vison for my family? First of all, I need to truly pray for God's wisdom. I definitely know I need to work on preparing healthier meals andd keep the house cleaner. I need to be a more patient and suportive wife and mother.