When you accept his hand in marriage, you are saying yes to submitting to his mission, yes to being a mother (if that’s your desire), and yes to all the responsibilities that comes with being a wife. I have learned through the years, especially when you become a mother, that it’s easy to become complacent. I loved motherhood, but I begin to notice that my personal walk with Christ was slacking, and I was going through the same routine daily, but becoming frustrated by the hour. BUT WHY…
Com·pla·cent is defined as “marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.”
I knew God had given me a purpose, but because I wasn’t spending time with Him, all my efforts became frustrated. It wasn’t until I first recognized the problem, and two change my thinking, I begin to see different results. I have found that women struggle with complacency because they are constantly struggling with the pride of self. As women, we want to be self-sufficient and take every opportunity to gloat in our abilities and our comforts, but find that we lose sight of the source of our protection.
Psalms 121: 1-3 say “I will lift up my eyes to the hills from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.”
As I begin to tap into my help, he begin to show me how to become a godly wife, mother, and entrepreneur. There was fear of being rejected, but I stood on his word. I never thought of being an author, but when God showed me the revelation of being a submissive wife, it was my husband who told me to write a book. God was showing me my purpose within my husband’s mission.
How do I overcome complacency?
1. Spend time with God.
The moment you begin to recognize that you can only get your purpose from your source, you will start to see things differently. You will begin to be a submissive wife, a better mother, and know how to be an entrepreneur all at the same time without overworking yourself.
We forget to turn to the man of God for spiritual guidance.
2. Get an accountability partner.
Find another woman, who is like-minded, and has your best interest at heart to keep you accountable. This person will not allow you to sit on your ideas, but help you make it a reality.
3. Be Y.O.U. (Your Own Uniqueness)
God only create one YOU. Embrace your own uniqueness. Stop allowing social media to shape your personality, or comparing your life to theirs. How you function as a mother, wife, and businesswoman is unique. Be the best you that God created.
4. Look Inside for Exceptional
The way you view your LIFE will determine where you go. If you allow complacency and fear to hold you back, you will never find exceptional. God has made you exceptional, but you have to dig deep to find it.
We, as women cannot become complacent in our faith, people are waiting on us, all we have to do is lift up your eyes!
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