Lately, Ive been trying to figure out exactly what excellent means. Now our family has been focusing on this verse for some timefor at least 3-4 years. We recently had our second excellent clean.
A few years ago, we started making Christmas Eve gifts for each other, nothing fancy, spending very little money on each gift. This year, I decided to make the family a plaque to hand on the wall in the theme of our verse.
I thought it would be a good idea to put it before us so we could have a rememberence. But, I did not stencil either n in the word anything correctly. They are backwards. My husband commented, excellent doesnt mean perfect. Ive been pondering his comment since Christmas Eve.
I cant remember whose blog was talking about excellence, but she made me think. In fact, I copied and pasted her comments so I could ponder them. She basically said the same thing my husband said to me on Christmas Eve.
A few days ago, I decided to memorize Prov. 31:10-31. This is a major decision for me. For many years I didnt want to think about her. She is perfect, and as much as I want to be perfect, I know I'm not. As I was working on this a few minutes ago, it dawned on me. The first line An excellent wife—if doesnt say shes perfect. Hmmm. Something else to ponder on.
Apparently, God has decided its time for me to overcome my perfectionism. I dont like people to know that I am struggling with things. I want things MY way, because its the best way. I want to be on time (or early) everywhere I go. I want my children 100% well behaved. (Especially when were in public)
Now that I think about it, I think Gods reminder yesterday about things not mattering if they dont matter 100 years from now is part of this excellent/perfect path hes leading me down.