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300 words

Meg

I took a challenge today. Write something meaningful in exactly 300 words. So hear I go.

My purpose for this blog is to give other military wives hope. Life can be hard. Our husbands can't always be around. So how do we cope? To be honest, I'm still trying to figure that out. What I know so far is this: God has to be first.

It’s taken me awhile to get to this point. In the past, relationships I had were easily raised on pedestals, to an unhealthy point. They were in essence “gods” in my life, people I loved more and spent more time thinking about then God himself, in direct opposition to one of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3). Ouch. I have trouble even now admitting this. Since then, I’ve tried so hard to always make sure God is number one and that I depend on Him more than anything.

As much as I want to depend on my husband to always make me feel happy, loved, and safe, I can't. My husband is human, and he has a very demanding job. Don't get me wrong, I know he loves me and wants to protect me. Just the same, God needs to be the one I ultimately look at for true joy, agape love, and eternal safety.

My husband, as hard as he may work, can never give me these things. There will be times when my husband does disappoint me and make me cry, and when he deploys overseas, leaving me in an empty house for months at a time.

If I depend on my husband most of all, I'll be hurt and disappointed.

If I depend on my Lord and Savior, I'll never be.

Lord, please help me to always keep you first in my life.