In today's world women are often pulled in many directions. We are pressured to be fantastic wives, mothers, house keepers and professional workers.
We don't feel its ok to say "I'm tired, enough is enough, "no"."
So we burn ourselves out trying to keep up. Burn out, depression, tiredness, not saying no, feeling overwhelmed become the 'normal' in our lives. But it shouldn't have to be this way.
I'm not pointing the fingerat anyone. These issues are the same for me too.
Proverbs 31 tells us... " Who can find a virtuous woman? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts in her, so that he will have no lack of gain. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works willingly with her hands. She is like the merchant ships, she brings her food from afar. She also rises while it is yet night, and gives food to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She clothes herself with strength, and strengthens her arms. She perceives that her merchandise is good; her candle does not go out by night. She lays her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretches out her hand to the poor; yes, she reaches forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household, for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She makes herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land. She makes fine linen and sells it, and delivers sashes to the merchant. Strength and honor are her clothing, and she will rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the teaching of kindness. She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many daughters have done virtuously, but you excel them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord , she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Reference: Proverbs 31:10-31 MEV
Feeling overwhelmed reading about this woman? Maybe she's a superwoman; maybe the 'ideal' woman?
Let's consider a little about her. "The heart of her husband safely trusts in her, so that he will have no lack of gain. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life."
Her husband can trust her. He doesn't have to stress about the end of the month when the credit card statement arrives or the store accounts are received on email. They communicate about what is needed or wanted.
Can your husband trust you? Can you trust him? Not just in money, but in relationships, friendships, choices, lifestyle.
Trust is important especially when both spouses are in the work place and volunteering in the community.
Living life differently means trusting your spouse and they can trust you.
Live life to make a difference