Arrrrhhhh, I need to be more discipline. I have big dreams and surmountable goals. In order for me to achieve these things, I need to establish discipline in my life.
Everyday, every time I pray I ask God to shape me into the woman he designed me to be, the Latisha version of the Proverbs 31 woman, but I know in order for me to become her I need to have discipline.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not the most indiscipline person in the world, I know they are way more people lacking in that area than I. however I know in order for me to see my dreams come to fruition and to be as happy as I desire to be, I must be more disciplined.
I’ve got to get up before the sun rises in the morning to spend time with the Lord (bible study, prayer & meditation), get some exercise, and prepare for the day before my children wake up. That’s what the Proverbs 31 woman does; “She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants” Proverbs 31: 15 NIV.
The Proverbs 31 woman is hard-working. My work ethic is not were it should be. I’m not lazy or anything, but I get tired really quickly when doing housework. I know some phenomenal women who keep their house looking in tip-top shape, sometimes I don’t clean the dishes for two days (rarely though), again don’t misunderstand me, my house is not a pigsty, its well kept, but not squeaky nor close to squeaky clean. I know stay-at-home moms who really clean their house everyday. I try my best; at least I think I do, hmmm, do I really?
The Proverbs 31 woman, women of the olden days and most modern day stay-at-home moms do the household cooking. With the exception of breakfast and a few 15 minute meals here or there, my husband is the house Chef. He is very good at it too. Does that make me ashamed? Not really. I hate to cook, he loves it, so I keep the kitchen clean as best I could, clean up the tornado of a mess he leaves in the kitchen, when he has finished cooking his masterpiece, he hates doing dishes. We balance each other out.
The Proverbs 31 woman manages the household. I try my best to do that but I often feel like screaming, “Aaaaaahhh, what the heck am I doing? I am winging it. It feels like an out of body experience and I am watching myself glide through the days in a daze. I want to feel more on top of things, more alive, more present in my todays.
The Proverbs 31 woman is disciplined, hard-working, nurturing, balanced and seeks after God with vigor. She is a priceless jewel. I want to be like her, but how do I do that? I guess, I’ll take it one step at a time, conquer one challenge at a time.
My mission, if I choose to accept it, and I do; is to establish a morning routine (as mentioned above); exercise regularly; go to bed earlier at night; read more, watch TV less, especially shows with a lot of hyped up drama, that glamorize lifestyles not aligned with God’s word; eat healthier; sleep better; and take mommy moments (I really need that to recharge). All and all, take better care of myself, so I’d be in better shape to take care of my kids, husband and household.
Pray for me guys, and feel free to ask me to do the same.