I have heard it said, multiple times, that I can’t do ____ because I’m a preacher’s wife.
But I am. I am a preacher’s wife, regardless of my personality. I am here to encourage my husband, live in a glass house with a revolving door, and do whatever else may be required of me as the wife of the preacher. But do I do all of these things—do I live this lifestyle—because I’m the preacher’s wife? Of course not!
I am called to live as Christ just as every other Christian is. I am called to be a good wife, mother, sister, member of Christ’s body and daughter of God. I’m called to be modest, pure, holy, chaste, gentle, meek…not because I am a preacher’s wife, but because I am God’s. I am called to be at every service, called to be an encourager, called to pour out my life to God not because I am the preacher’s wife, but because I am a member of Christ’s body.
I’m not perfect, and I know that I never will be. And when I fail, I want your help. I want your encouragement. I want you to help me be better. Not because I’m in the “public eye” as the preacher’s wife, but because I am a child of the King and I want to get to heaven. If I’ve done or am doing something wrong, I want to know because I want to be better at being His, not better at being the preacher’s wife.
I am beyond blessed to be where I am. I know that God knew how much help I needed, and knew that if I weren’t in the position where people watched me, I might not strive so hard to be the best that I could be for Him. But I pray that I don’t try so hard because of who my husband is, but that I try as hard as I can because of who my Father is. And I pray that we’ll all have that attitude.