You're a hustler. That's who you are. You're a woman on a mission. That's who you've always been. You're a boss babe with a dream, a girl with vision, a mama with a plan and you're not stopping. You're pushing through, you're taking advantage of every nap time, you're working late into the night, you're filling your calendar full with new projects, new goals to reach, new races to run, new finish lines to cross.
You're the girl I admire most.
And you're the girl I pray for the most as well.
Because I get you. Because I AM you. Because I'm driven and I know you are too. Because the thrill of success and accomplishment keeps me moving forward. Because seeing that commission check role in for your family to take that vacation is more than enough to keep you kicking tail.
But sweet girl, sweet working mama, sweet boss babe.
I pray for you.
Because I know how easy it is to place your dreams at the top. I know how easy it is to let the most important things fade to the sidelines. I know the very things we can sacrifice on the altar of our vision. And one of those things happens to be our husbands.
Ladies, we must always always always put our precious husbands above our careers, our dreams, our businesses. When we said I do on that altar, we gave our entire lives to our men. We promised to put them above all else, to put them above our own lives, our own selves. We vowed to love them the way Jesus loves them and to put them first.
Question sweet lady. Are you putting your husband first in your life or do you spend more time thinking about, working on,or immersing yourself in the goals of your business? Have you seen some disconnect grow between you and your husband? Do you spend more time arguing and giving the silent treatment than you do loving on and speaking words of life into your man?
And the hardest question of all...
Are you more passionate about your business than you are your marriage?
These questions hurt, but a failed marriage hurts more. Today, grab the new opportunity of placing your husband back where he belongs. Go tell him that you love him. Whisper in his ear that you believe in him. Cancel your work plans tonight and choose to surprise him with a dinner at home instead. Put down your phone when he's trying to talk to you about his day and choose to immerse yourself in HIM over the screen in front of you. Follow through with those vows you made that day. Put him above your other plans. Respond to his text message before you answer that email. Put your husband first, even before your business that you've worked so hard far.
What does the Lord say to us wives about this? What words does He give us as sweet encouragement?
"Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ. The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to His church, not by domineering but by cherishing. So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands..." Ephesians 5:22-24 The Message
Ya know, even if your husband may not be what this picture gives, love him anyway. Choose to put him first because you want to honor Christ. Choose to love your husband even when it's hard because you know just how much Christ loves YOU. Choose to put your husband first above all else aside from the Lord and watch the Lord bless you, your family, your ministry and yes...
even your business.