Sometimes, you can feel completely alone as a senior pastors wife.
However, I have good news.
You’re never alone, pastors wife.
It can seem people only want something from you, your husband is so consumed with “the work” that you forget what he looks like and then the demands of life can sort of seem to close in. But, you have to remember you’re never alone.
You’re no Superwoman, Senior Pastor’s Wife
Today, in my other blog (www.GodsyGirl.com), I wrote about the importance of foregoing the “superwoman” complex and asking for help when we need it.
Make no mistake, Sis, you occupy a tricky position in the Body of Christ and people will try to make you be their own personal “Jesus”.
Being married to a pastor can shake the very foundation of who you are as a Christian, wife, mother, and (sometimes) woman. Still, God gives you all the tools you need to manage it successfully.
The grace is there when you need it, Pastor’s Wife
The funny thing is He often doesn’t reveal the tools until you need them. For example, you don’t realize how much patience you have until that mean church member challenges it. You don’t know how much capacity to love until you must exhibit it to the mean, judgmental deacon’s wife. You’ve got the tools!
But, in spite of it all, you must keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. In the very end, He is the only One that matters, and all you need to live this life flows from His power and His might.
You can’t do it alone, nor were you designed to.
It’s OK to need the Lord, Pastor’s Wife
So, give yourself permission to say “I’m overwhelmed” and run to the Rock that is higher than you. Shut out the world and crawl to the Father. I promise He will give you the grace and mercy you need and crave. As you spend time in His presence, He will make your foundation sure, your confidence soar, and your foundation sure.
Trust me, you are in the right place at the right time. God did not make a mistake by selecting you to serve your church. as a result, He will equip you, comfort you, and make every crooked road straight in your life, in your marriage, and in your home. Your loneliness, stress, depression, anger, anguish, or whatever you deal with is no match for you God! You don’t have to carry this load alone- throw it at the feet of the cross because He cares for you!
Remember, you may be their “first lady”, but you are also God’s baby girl and He loves you as His sweet baby girl.
He is your supply and is gonna carry you through this and any other struggle that comes your way.
So, hang in there, Sis. You may feel alone, but in truth, you’re never alone. He’s with you always.
Married to a Pastor.com is a blog for pastors wives focused on offering encouragement for a pastor’s wife as well as insight on being a pastor’s wife…from one pastor’s wife to another.