Do you honor your husband?:

This morning I was reading a devotional about honoring your husband, and I felt like this was a no brainer being a wife. But as I drove deeper into this devotional I realized that I haven’t been quite honoring my husband the way that I should. I can be critical of my husband and at times not respect him, but this isn’t honoring my husband. God designed for the husband to be the spiritual leader in the home. I don’t always agree with how things should be done, but that doesn’t mean that I have to disrespect or even criticize my husband. I also learned while reading this devotional that honor starts in the mind. What you believe about your spouse can make or break your marriage. I have also realized that I don’t always talk about my husband with respect. See when you’re frustrated with your spouse kind words don’t come out. I’m learning to do better in that area. The questions that were asked in this devotional were: 1. Do you respect your husband? 2. Do you appreciate him? 3. Do I focus on his strengths and downplay his weaknesses? 4. Do I take the time to reflect on the many sacrifices for our family? 5. Am I there for him to support and strengthen him, especially when he feels weak? 6. Do I believe the best in him? So here were my answers to those questions. 1. Yes, I respect my husband but I don’t show it as much as I should. 2. Yes, I greatly appreciate him. I believe I show my appreciation more than I do respect, which is weird I know. 3. No, I don’t focus on his strengths, I focus more on his weakness instead. And yes I’m working to change that part of me. 4. Yes, I do reflect often on the sacrifices that he makes for his family. That is the one thing that I love about him is that he’s not a selfish person. 5. Yes, I’m there for him. I’m his biggest cheerleader and fan. I’m there to encourage, motivate and listen to him. 6. I do believe the best in him. I see so much greatness and talent that God has put in him.
The Bible says ” As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” Proverbs 23:7. What you think starts in your mind. You can’t honor your spouse with negative thinking. I always reflect back to the beginning of my relationship with my husband and how God brought me someone who was so special and like no one I have ever dated. God brought us together and I should honor my husband daily. It doesn’t matter what you do to show honor to someone if your thinking doesn’t add up to what you are doing. That doesn’t show honor, it shows dishonor. I’m working on my thoughts so that my thinking matches up to my showing when it comes to honoring my spouse.

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