Chronicles Of A Stay At Home Mom life: being tested on your character proverbs 31 qualities
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
I spoke on the qualities of the Proverbs 31 woman a couple weeks back. Yesterday, I was confronted with a situation and I totally forgot about all of those nuggets of wisdom. But today during my morning prayer and bible reading my lesson came floating back to the surface. Haunting me a little. Mentally, I took a second to rewind over yesterday’s catastrophe and I grimaced. Shucks. I didn’t pass the “perfect Proverbs woman” test, but neither did I fail completely. So much bubbled behind my lips during the confrontation, but I didn’t let it out. There were a few jabs and snarky comments…kept at a minimum but there, nonetheless. Being a human is so unforgiving. We automatically defend ourselves against attacks, but not always wisely.
As much as I wanted to call names and spit a little something held me back. I’ve always held strong to this quote, “There is wisdom in discretion.” And this morning a verse popped up in my reading.
So, for yesterday’s battle I say that it was another test to who I am in Christ. Not perfect. Still learning. Clinging to His wisdom yearning after his paths. This is worth more to me than silly, foolish words exchanged and a well placed jab at someone’s expense. Not going to lie, it felt good to get my two cents in every once-in-a-word, but was it worth it?