Being a God-Driven Wife

Wives, be encouraged. You are leading your life with the upmost virtue and trust me, others can tell.

    It is so easy to lose sight of the life God has called you to with the noise of those around you, pushing you toward conformity at every turn. They may even try to sway you in beliefs other than those God has placed within you.

“Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.” (Psalm 119:133, New International Version)

But God has called you to run your own race, be your own person and lead others.

   “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees..” (Psalm 119:9-12, NIV)    

    There are always sermons and articles about how teenagers among their peers and mothers before their children should be a light, but what about us? Those in the category of wife: who could possibly be watching us?

The answer is easy, certainly God and absolutely your husband.

“Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.” (Proverbs 31:11-12, NIV)

    Your husband, though he may not say it often…if at all, sees you are God-driven. He sees you following God, he sees you praying and he sees you reading your Bible. For those husbands new to faith or not yet come to faith, it is essential you rely on God to guide your every word, decision or action.

“A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown…” (Proverbs 12:4, NIV)

    It is beneficial you take the time to nurture your calling from God. The importance of focusing on your spiritual growth and journey is essential. From your own spirit led path, others will follow.    

“The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130, NIV)

    Even more so, those around you are watching. Whether they are beside you physically at work, the gym and friends at gatherings or even online in the words you choose to post, comment or share. Others are there behind you, taking note.

“She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” (Proverbs 31:26, NIV)

    While that may be intimidating at first, think about the impact you can have on others if you simply choose to walk the path God has called you to. 

    “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” (Proverbs 31:29, NIV)

    How do we follow the course laid out before us?

    1. Pray. Be in constant communication with God.

    “My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. (Psalm 119:148, NIV)

    2. Read. The Bible is God’s living word, there for you to delve into. 

    “You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” (Psalm 119:114)

    3. Serve. Be intentional in your time with others.

“She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.” (Proverbs 31:20)

    God has given you purpose as a daughter of God, a wife, sister, mother and leader. Run your race, staying focused on the personal journey God has created just for you. You never know who is right behind you, watching and being influenced by His work in you.

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