2015-05-11 - What Would Drusilla Say?
Listen to advice, and accept discipline, and at the end, you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person s heart, but it is the Lord s purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:20-21)
My mother was disappointed in me, not that it should matter. I am an adult, and must stand behind my own decisions, but a girl likes to know her mother is proud of her.
I was married to King Emesa in Syria, before being married to my current husband Felix, the governor of Judea. I am Felix's third wife. I like men in authority-never saw that pattern before-but my mother must also, as my father was King Herod Agrippa I. She and I have that in common.
My personal life isn't what my mother would have chosen for me, I agree a little. What can be done about it now? How do we make the best of it? I could use her motherly advice, motherly intuition. I do not want more than two husbands. I would like to stay married to Felix.
If I have a daughter one day, I will do the best I can. I want her to talk to me about everything, not that all my answers will be correct, I want the girl to see me as a woman to talk with, a confidant, along with my other roles as parent. I see now how important open communication is. I pray to the God above, for strength in this life I've created, and for the chance to have a happy ending. It would be nice to have a mother be proud; more importantly, I want to be proud.
Lord, It is is easy to get caught up in the flashy side of things. Show me that I am not alone in the decisions I make. Give me a woman to talk with, a spiritually healthy authority figure. Give her Godly insights and wisdom to help me know what actions to take. May I trust that You are guiding me-and not to only turn to people for guidance-but to first come to You. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.