When you got married your husband might have really married two or three women:
1 – The woman he thought he was marrying,
2 – The woman he really married, and/or
3 – The woman who God is growing you to be as he conforms you to the image of his Son
Lord willing, your husband would have thought that the woman he really married is the woman who God is growing in grace!
Because of God’s grace in Christ, we don’t have to live in fear of the reality that we will, sooner or later, fail to be an excellent wife.
Instead, we can rejoice in hope that God is not a procrastinator and he will finish the good work he’s started in us.
“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Romans 5:1-5