Today is Day Thirty-three of “The Respect Dare” and we are going to talk about staying out of God’s way when he is trying to teach our husbands, and not stepping in to rescue them or “help God out”.
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” ~ Hebrews 12:14 NIV
It is so challenging for me to stay out of God’s way when He is trying to teach my husband, and just pray. I can honestly say that it is because I don’t want to suffer the consequences that naturally trickle down to me and often to the children as well. Sometimes it just isn’t fair. But, this dare reminded me that I often have my own struggles where the consequences are also passed down to my husband and children. Ouch!
Wow, this can be a hard one for some of us. There are still a couple of areas that I could say I “rescue” my husband. There are other areas that I am not sure of. Am I “rescuing” him by handling the finances? He struggles with simple math and it is just not his strong area. I love math and am very good at financial stuff. He has asked me to manage this area.
He trusts me with all of the home, farm, and homeschool management and daily running. This is a great responsibility for me and is often overwhelming. I know that how I handle all of these things can either be me being his helpmeet, or me rescuing him from areas that the Lord wants him to handle. I am still learning to tackle each task with prayer and a commitment to serving the Lord with all my heart by serving my husband. I need to remember that serving my husband doesn’t mean doing everything so that he isn’t burdened. I have seen often when I have been in God’s way.
For me, this is even more prevalent with our oldest son and family who are currently living with us. The circumstances there are quite muddled and I need to spend more time in prayer to determine what “getting out of the way” means.
Precious Jesus, I am undone. There is a lot going on in life around me right now and some times I just have to sit still and remember to breathe and pray. But, You know all these things and know what each tomorrow holds. Help me to walk in today’s mercy and provision and get out of your way as you prepare us for the next days.
I lift my entire household before You today and pray that You would have your way in each one of us. Draw us closer to You and closer to each other. Help me to get out of the way when you are trying to teach my husband and children. Please forgive me for meddling in Your divine will.
Thank You for your forgiveness and great mercy. I cannot imagine life without You.
In Jesus’ Name… Amen!
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Godspeed… ~ Tiffani