Saturday, May 28th, 2016
Hi beautiful people,
I hope all is well in tomorrow land. It’s me again, past Latisha whipping up a pre-scheduled post for another TGI Saturdays. Wow, 15 down (pre-scheduled post), 3 more to go. Yes!
Today is Feb 4th, 2016 for me, but for you it is sometime within the week of May 28th, 2016. I hope you had a really great May. I hope future me did too.
If you are here for the first time and wondering why you are reading a pre-scheduled post written since February. It is because right now I’m on a Blogging Maternity Break. I’m on newborn duty. My beautiful baby should be about 2 months old at this time. God willing, I hope He or she is healthy.
Anyway, feel free to send your love via my comment box. I love hearing from you. I hope you enjoy my “Saturday Inspiration” below.
3 Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
Titus 2: 2-5 (NIV)
Do you think a Titus 2 Woman is important? Well, I do. I have had older women in my life, more experienced, with adult children, they have been through the journey and for the most part have made it to the place where they know who they are and are contented with that.
Then I also have older women in my life, who have adult children, awful relationships with them, still don’t know who they are or what they want in life and are so unhappy.
I have not really found any older women as yet, who I have connected with in the way of the Titus 2 woman verse. One who I have felt as though she could teach me how to be a Proverbs 31 Woman.
I look at these women’s lives, and I have learned some things from watching and not necessarily from their own teaching. I learned through their life choices and seeing the outcome of those choices. What or what not to do.
I’m still hoping to one day, have a wise, strong, Titus 2 woman in my life not only to watch and learn from, but one to teach me the lessons, I won’t be able to learn just from watching.
I understand though, that if I don’t ever find such a woman, that she may just be growing inside my heart and I will one day become the woman I seek, and be a teacher to other young mothers, wives and women like myself.
I’d like to share with you a poem/prayer I wrote about a year or two ago. Though I am still a tired momma, I no longer wonder whether I’ve got what it takes or not. Because, after making it this far, I know I do.
A Young Mother’s Prayer for a Titus 2 Woman in her Life
Am I really supposed to do this alone?
Am I supposed to find my way on my own?
Where are the women who are supposed to be by my side?
Advising me, leading me, being my guide
Where are the women whose wisdom is strong?
Teaching me, shaping me, molding me along
I’m not sure I’ve got what it takes
I walk in fear of making too many mistakes
I want to hear from a woman who knows
A story like mine and how it goes
What roads she has taken?
What roads should I take?
I need her guidance for my children’s sake
And somedays it’s just this young mother’s plee
That she’ll take some of this load off of me
I’m so overwhelmed, I’ve never worked this hard
Wondering what’s at the end of this road
What’s the reward?
I feel to quit
If truth be told
Wondering, the path I’m on
How will it unfold
Will I ever have sweet rest again I wonder
Will I ever feel young again I ponder?
This sacrifice I have made
Sacrifice of self
Have I put myself completely away on the shelf?
Who am I now?
I think I’m lost
Wondering is it worth the cost
Jesus made the biggest sacrifice of all
Upon Him a heavy burden did befall
So, who am I, this little lamb
Can’t sacrifice a little of who I am
For the treasures He’s given me
To raise them to superiority
Is it worth it?
I guess someday the answer will be clear
God, I pray you take me there
Because I’m tired and feel to quit
A lonely place I do sit
A wise woman of Strength, I do need
To push me along, help me succeed
I know from you I have the strength inside
To let my heart be my guide
With you I can accomplish victory
Even if, it’s only me
But if it’s your will do send my way
A Titus 2 Woman
This I pray
Written by L.J.G.B (me)
Peace, Love and Blessings to you.
Do you think a Titus 2 Woman being or having one in your life is important?