This is for the ladies… STRICTLY for the ladies!
So, I was thinking the other day how I would love it if my husband was more this and less that…you know what I mean? You know, if only he would just behave the way I want him to, all the time, so I wouldn’t have to ‘correct’ him constantly, when he does and thinks differently from me. I’m sure you know what I mean.
And then, I took it a step further – beyond thought. I started to pray, “God, please help my husband to be more….” And that’s when He stopped me. DEAD in my tracks! He said to me that I had the wrong idea!!! Rather than pray that my husband be more like what I want, I needed to pray that God will give me the grace, wisdom and strength to be the kind of woman he needs in order for him to become the man I want!
That was just what I needed to get me on the right track. Rather than focusing on what he needs to change, my focus is now on what I need to change… And it has helped me to also appreciate the many ways that he is already the man I want, rather than getting stressed out over some minor setbacks.
There is an old saying that “behind every great man, there’s a great woman”. I’d like to adopt and upgrade it here… “Beside every great man, there’s a phenomenal woman!”
Think about it. If you’re with your man, constantly nagging him and telling him he’s not good enough, what kind of man will he become? Aside fulfilling the prophesy of being inadequate, he will also most likely become mean and bitter too! But a man who has a gracious, considerate and uplifting woman by his side has UNLIMITED potential for greatness! And as you see him rise, your respect and adoration will grow. You can also give yourself a pat on the back, because YOU made it all possible.
So ladies, take my advice. Get off his back, and get on your knees and start praying for the kind of grace, wisdom and strength that turns an ordinary man (with potential) into a great and accomplished man.
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