If you are anything like me, you have sometimes stepped back and wondered…what in the world did I have to go through that for?! Why God? If you have lived enough life you hopefully have become wise enough to ask this question and actually think about the answer. Why? Because it is those trials, our past experiences, the hurts, the confusion, the challenges that are preparing us for the Titus 2 life that God is calling us to.
So, I have had this blog up and running now for almost a year and I have been meaning to get to work on putting together a series on what exactly it means to be a Titus 2 woman. I want to be clear that this is not a to do list, it is not a checklist, it is not something to compare ourselves to. This is a calling to step outside of ourselves and serve.
I have a confession to make….I have a terrible habit of NOT listening to my husband’s advice. I have made vast improvements in this department in the last couple years, but I still have room to grow (don’t we all?!) There are a few relatively minor changes that we all can make in order to let our beloved spouses know that we actually do value their opinions…I’m telling you, it does wonders for the marital relationship when we as wives ask for and actually listen to the advice of our husbands!
So here’s the deal…it is ok to not be ok. I am not ok…it has been a long, tough year and I do not have it all together. As I search for ways to make this blog thing work for me and my family I keep hitting brick walls and I keep landing in places that paint this picture that everyone has it together…except me!
True meaning of obedience
So, I know the risks I take launching a Blog in 2017 with the word ‘obedience’ in the title. I know the risk I take launching a Blog with the word ‘obedience’ repeated several times just in my introduction. It is a risk I’m willing to take because I hope and pray that you will see my authenticity and you will see the truth in what I write. Understanding how Biblical obedience applies to your life will help you to understand how it is a blessing and not a chore!
Do I really expect you to believe Me?!
The word obedience seems to be skewed so far out of context when it comes to Biblical truth and especially when its related to the role of a woman in today’s world. From where I stand (being born again-going from a life of sin to being a sinner saved by grace and faith in Jesus Christ), obedience is the ultimate act of love.