My first Five Minute Friday in a long time.....
I love my family. Growing up, I knew I wanted to be a wife and mother. If I were those two things, I wouldn't need anything else.
I love my family.
I see all too often families that are falling apart. Those close to me end marriages, become estranged from their children or other family members. I wonder why.
The reason I think is that they give up the fight.
Being a family is not easy. There are days when your nerves are shot and sometimes you feel like losing it. Too many piles of laundry. A never ending stack of bills. Late night shifts. Fatigue. Excuses, excuses, excuses.
But Family is worth the Fight. We have to fight against the things of the world that try to pull us away.....tv, drugs, media, other relationships. We have to fight to keep our family, to strengthen the bond.
This is not a fight where we should throw our hands in the air and walk away. It is a fight we should give our all to each and every day. We need to restore our families, putting our faith, love, and trust in God. If we do that, he will lead us and guide us. He will make us victorious!
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12
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