3 years ago I walked into a church with an unexplainable curiosity. I had no idea that by walking into that building, God would become my saving Grace merely one month later.
That the curiosity I held months and months prior, had lead me to church right before I needed Him most. God knew it all, obviously, but I had no clue what was coming, what He was preparing me for.
Today, I’ll walk into church leading a life group for a wife study. A study that focuses on becoming the wife God created you to be. This will be my first life group, and I am at awe by God's workings. And although those two stories don’t seem related on the surface, I promise you they should not be said one after another, if you knew the half of it.
You see my marriage is my testimony.
My marriage is what brought me to Christ.
That saving Grace I needed only a month after my walk into a church, was the answer to a prayer I did not know I would need one day.
And I smile as I prepare for this life group because, if my marriage is not evident of God’s divinity, I don’t know what could show Him more.
He saved me 3 years ago and continues to rescue me everyday.
And tonight is just an example of what God has miraculously done the last 36 months of my life. There’s many in between moments, prayers and surrender, and tears of resilience and triumph.
You see, my prayer is that someone will come to this wife study and get a revelation of who God is and what He is capable of. That becoming a better wife is just the icing on the cake, but becoming who God meant us to be is the real ticket.
Hearing other people’s stories have always helped me. The knowing that I’m not alone. Knowing my feelings are valid. Knowing there is wisdom out there to capture and put into action. My marriage now is NOT my doing, it’s all God’s, and that’s what I hope someone sees through this study.
Fact: Becoming a better wife isn’t about changing your husband or becoming his maid. It’s about being obedient to what God created us to be. And in turn, we all become happier. We become centered in the God given roles created for us, so we become more at peace within them.
The Becoming Mrs. Betterhalf study has drastically improved my perspective as a wife and I can’t wait to share all that and more with the ladies tonight.
You see, I didn’t know my role as a wife when I got married. I didn’t know my role as a wife until 6 years into my marriage.
When it was almost too late.
And if I can be a glimmer of hope for someone else in their marriage, than God has done His good works through my trials. I am not the perfect wife by any means, but I am a work in progress. I have seen and felt the growth, the blessings, and the change within myself. I have seen the light of hope, the joy in my husband, and the foundations we are building for our daughter. The perfect wife does not exist, but a loving one that follows the Lord's voice is absolutely possible.
Becoming Mrs. Betterhalf made me see myself and God in a new way. It opened my heart and my mind and my willingness to serve sacrificialy. I went all in with the hopes that my marriage would thrive at the end of it. And my prayers became reality, and I couldn’t be more grateful.
God’s word transforms. It truly does.
You just have to be open and allow the seeds to plant and grow.
This is my favorite verse from the study. One that I have a hard time with, so that’s why it’s the one I focus on.
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
So if you’d like more info on the life group, or the study in itself, please don’t hesitate to ask.
My story is one of millions that God has written, and I don’t mind sharing it with those that need to hear His saving grace. I wouldn't be here typing this without God, and I hope you know that He has written your story too.