A wife, a mom, a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a grandmother and a friend. All of these roles wear a different hat, and how do you switch them up without offending or neglecting others?! Especially when you’re doing your best to be everything to everyone! My husband feels that I’m someone different when I have my mommy hat on, and I don’t see it and he can’t seem to explain it. It hurts my feelings every time that he makes that observation because I always want to be the same person at all times. Well, I prayed about this and God showed me that with the different roles, I can’t be the same because each person needs something different from you. My youngest daughter needs affirmation, my oldest daughter needs hugs & kisses, my grandma needs acts of kindness and my husband needs them all. Lol. And for half of my life, I’ve worn the mommy hat, so I feel somewhat a pro in that role but I’ve only worn the wife hat for a year! I’m still going through a learning process on how to maintain being the wife that he needs. Learning something new always has obstacles, bumps and bruises because it takes sacrifice and a lot of compromise.
Ladies!!!! If didn’t have God to be everything to me, I would be a mess! There is no way to give what you don’t have but God has put everything on the inside of us to manage all roles. You must stay in CONSTANT communication with Him or one missed conversation could result in a heartfelt misunderstanding. We influence our love ones in a major way, so our hats play a major role in their lives; wear them with purpose and intention. I know it’s not easy but you got this! God said so :).
1 Corinthians 9:22New International Version (NIV)
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.
Love you immensely!