Hi 1st Lady, Pastor’s Wife, and Woman of God!
Christian tradition is designed to help us remember how God moved in times past. It can be a good thing.
It can also be bondage and snare.
Be sure to operate in the current move of God’s Holy Spirit in your life. Be careful of allowing tradition to hold *your* individual ministry hostage.
You’re not just “his” wife
You are to be one flesh with your husband, yet you are so much more.
Don’t limit yourself, your personal vision, or your God!
You’re not just an appendage of him or that just that “first lady” suit you wear! Don’t reduce yourself to that.
If they wear purple on a certain day; that doesn’t mean you have to do the same.
I don’t care what anyone says; I’m going to wear what I want.
So many areas of my life I cannot control, but I can control what I wear.
Sometimes, I’ll wear black on the first Sunday (a tradition in my church), sometimes I will wear orange.
It is what it is.
You have probably figured out I’m a pretty confident person. It didn’t happen overnight and I am confident because of one thing. My relationship with God and His power in me makes me “Boom”! I’m no better than anyone else, but no lesser than them either. Intimacy with God solidifies that in our hearts and minds.
We can be confident!
Pastor’s Wife … you do you!
Or, just because they say you should work with the kids every third Sunday (because that’s what the previous pastor’s wife did) doesn’t mean you have to do that!
God wants you free – free to express yourself. He died to give the pastor wife freedom from tradition just like He did for everyone else.
Don’t be bound by stupid traditions or let people control you.
Do what God wants you to do and be free!
Tradition was made for man; not man for tradition. Remember that.
Married to a Pastor is a blog to encourage, motivate and inspire women married to senior pastors.