Day 9 - Reflecting on Failures
Here are the two that stick out most:
I failed to be a good wife - in many instances.
Marriage isn't easy.
Let me clarify, though. My husband is one of a kind. He is, by far, the greatest gift God has given to me in my life to this point. He is helpful, kind, patient, loving, caring and so much more. Being married to him is easy.
I am the problem. I am the one who gets grouchy when I'm tired. I am the one who totally overreacts - often. I am the one who is impatient and wants things done my way.
But it's ok.
God is teaching me. A lot.
I'll never be a "good" wife. "Good" isn't in my nature. I can try and I do try.
By God's grace I'll be a better wife in 2013 than I was in 2014.
I failed to be a good friend - to many.
I've always struggled with balance and having a new husband didn't make it easier. I realize my first responsibility is to him - and I am loving that. But there were times when I should have been a better friend, gone the extra mile, reached out, been there.
I need to work on being more selfless, on not judging, on being ok with being uncomfortable.
God is teaching me these things too.
The list could go on. I'm so far from perfect with many areas in which to improve.
I'm thankful for God's grace and that it will never run out.
In 2014 I won't be perfect either, but that's not what's required of me. And that is good news! But I have plans to improve and with God on my side, I will succeed.
Do you have things you look back on and wish you'd done differently in 2013? Do you have a plan to make them better in the New Year?