Folks, listen up. Wives, you should especially pay attention. Guess what? Let me tell you a secret. Lean in close. Ready? You are important to God's plan for your family.
Did you hear what I said? YOU are important to God's plan for your family. That means that your family cannot achieve all of what God has ordained if you are not fully present. I know you are thinking, "Duh, Ney, I know that. Why do you think I read the blog? I am learning about being a better spouse. I get that." But do you understand the biggest part of that is YOU? You are important. You are important. YOU are important. And if YOU are important, are you treating yourself as such?
Ah-ha! That was the light bulb moment. Lots of women get a sense of guilt about doing things for themselves. We run, run, run until we can't run anymore. Then if we are lucky, we fall out for a day and then get back up running again. If we aren't lucky, we stroke out, have high blood pressure, or even die. Think about the women you know. How many are overweight, exhausted, last on their list?
Everyone says that you have to take care of you to be able to take care of anyone else. And that is so true.. but let's be honest.. that is easier said than done. So be sneaky about your me time. If you are trying to workout, incorporate the family. Go for a family walk. If you need time to sit with God's Word, incorporate a Bible hour in your home. But take the time to take care of you.
Remember you are "fearfully and wonderfully made." You are one of God's greatest creations. Shouldn't you treat yourself as such?