I saw this article on Home Living quite a while ago. Oh, it was like a breath of fresh air to me! In it, Lady Lydia reflects on how we can renew our minds and not be conformed to the world in our thoughts (which is where Satan loves to defeat us ladies!). Here are the two paragraphs that stood out to me:
Conforming to the world also means that we feel controlled by today's fashions,news,music, education, and even by the current personal relationship trends. It is a never-ending cycle of keeping up with everything. The solution is to stick with something you love, whether it be a style of decorating, the reading you like, clothing, cooking, or the type of outings you enjoy, and let the world and its trends pass on by. You won't miss the stress of constant change.
The Bible says that we aren't to be conformed by all that the world is beckoning us to , but to prove what is the good and acceptable will of God. You aren't going to prove the beautiful , God-given role of women in the home if you spend the day upset and worrying. You will prove it if you do not waste time trying to conform to the world's dictates, while giving your home your very best.
How true this is! Over the months and years I've been blogging, I have read so many thoughts on how to eat, what types of foods to eat, how to care for my hair and face, what kind of cleaners to use, where to shop, how to decorate my house . . . on and on it goes, thanks to the multitude of information available on the internet on every blog imaginable. The things I've read are good things, but constantly reading about how I should be doing things differently is not good for my mind; I get bogged down by things that won't matter so much in the long run. It won't really matter if I ate organic, had granite countertops, used all-natural cleaners . . . it just really won't matter when this life is over.
Ladies, we can only do so much. We can only process so much information and make so many changes. Even among sincere Christian ladies, there is a form of political correctness going on, and it will not contribute to a quiet spirit if we are trying to figure out how to change everything we're currently doing to be like our favorite blogger or follow the latest trend in food, fashion, home decor, or childrearing. We have to find the path God has for each of us, and stick with it. Find out what your husband wants and likes, decide what you want and like, and renew your mind by determining to hold a steady course until God changes it . . . most likely through your husband's wishes, rather than somebody's blog! ;)