Monday, July 2, 2012

Excellence is Not Measured by a To-Do List

I often believe my husband has not found an excellent wife. When he tells me I have been short with him lately, overreacting and snapping unnecessarily, I am discouraged at my lack of excellence. Impatience and disrespect have brought embarrassment to him on several occasions.

My task-oriented, performance-driven heart attempts to fix itself by making a list: An excellent wife cooks with organic food (not Velveeta), sews her own clothing (or at least irons her husbands shirts!), speaks only words dripping with grace (and not sarcasm) and reads her Bible for hours on end (okay, minutes?!).

The list brings more condemnation; concrete evidence that I cannot be an excellent wife on my own.

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  1. THANK YOU for this wonderful post.

    mama to 9. 12 and under.

  2. beautifully put. We can get caught up in the to-do list aspect of being a wife rather than the heart aspect and the fruit aspect of being an excellent wife.

  3. Dear Pink Slippers,

    Your welcome!

    Many blessings...

  4. Dear Chantel,

    Great thoughts--thanks for visiting!

    Many blessings...


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