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Feb 07

A Help Meet’s Imperfection

If you’ve looked around my lil corner here at all, you’ll see my true passion is on one topic alone….

 

Being a help meet to my husband. 

 

This is who I am, it is what I was created for, it is my God given calling.

 

News Flash……

 

I’m not a perfect help meet.

 

Sorry, if I disappoint you.

 

Yet, it’s true. 

 

I love my husband, and I strive to help him in any way I can…..

At times though, I fail……

More often than I’d like to admit, and probably more often than I realize.

 

There are specific things I know that are always my “job”. Things that help my husband, things he doesn’t have to worry about remembering to do.

 

The home is my responsibility. From cleaning to cooking, to laundry and bringing firewood in the house.

 

Teaching our kiddos and getting them to and from all their activities/classes is my responsibility.

 

Paying the bills, gardening and mowing the lawn are also on my list of to-do’s.

 

My number one priority is my husband. Helping him however and whenever he needs me. 

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His needs…..wants……desires……all come before mine.

 

Even if I don’t feel like it.

Though it isn’t what I had planned for the day.

While it takes a lot of time I *think* would best be spent elsewhere.

 

If my husband requests something of me, and I am able, I am called to and strive to be there for him 100%…..

 

I am a planner, and my hubby is a last minute type o’ guy. This is probably one of my biggest struggles as a help meet.

 

My lack of patience and raised voice are my hubby’s biggest frustrations with me. This is where I am striving to focus on being a better help meet this year.

 

I tend to say things under my breath and think such when I’m frustrated with hubby.

 

Through it all I remember……

Each day is a new day with no mistakes in it…..

With new grace…..

 

Though I fall short of being the help meet God envisioned when He created Eve, I am a work in progress. He’s not done with me yet! :) <—- True for Others Too!

 

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Are you ready to say goodbye to the “Perfection Infection” that our culture has?

 

Join me in a book study through Jill Savage’s “No More Perfect Moms”!

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Pick up the book here THIS WEEK and get ready to kick off the new year right!

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  1. Missy

    That’s quite a long list of chores you have. I was surprised about you mowing the lawn.
    I hope your husband’s list is as long and justifies him not doing the lawn.

    Remember husbands are called to love their wives as Christ loved the church.

    Eve was created as a helpmate to Adam but God told Adam to work the land.

    I know I don’t know your situation. I enjoy your heart and intentions of your post.

    But marriage is about give and take.

    All God’s children men included are called to ‘die’ to our wants and defer to the other but that shouldn’t be one sided.

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It is a long list :) Mowing the lawn is something I honestly love to do :) My hubby is a self-employed fisherman and his boat is almost an hour away, so he stays plenty busy taking care of our family. :) While God does give husbands their own list of things to do, I am not responsible for my husband’s choices or actions. I am only responsible for my own, by helping my husband I am serving the Lord and doing that which He created me for! :) Blessings to you!

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