single woman. After an hour of chatting, the older woman assessed that the single woman was doing well living for her Savior.
After they said their good-byes the young professionally dressed single headed to her sporty car to head to her successful career. The older woman watched her get into her car with a twinge of envy as she turned to get into her….mini-van.
Suddenly, her mini-van seemed so embarrassing, so matronly and so dull. How exciting the young woman’s life she had just met with seemed, she had the world the tail. This yearning for the rat race lasted for about three quarters of a mile.
Finally, she shook her head and came back to the truth. The truth, that she embraced, was that she is glad to be a mother and proud to be a wife; she would not trade any of that for a sports car and fancy clothes.
So don’t be surprised when a yearning side swipes you, it hits us
all at different times. The key is to fight the lies of the world with the truth of God’s plan.
We may get side swiped for a moment, but it is up to us to quickly shake our head and remember the glory of raising children to follow Jesus. Perhaps your clothes aren’t designer and your waist line may have grown, yet those are worthy sacrifices for the arrows you are sending out.
Being a wife that has the privilege of being loved by a man and co-owner of a mini-van is an honor. Sharing your life with one man and keeping his home a haven is the most rewarding career available!