Yes, men have rough edges. Rough enough sometimes to cut into your heart. Tempting you to become a “fixer.” However, a man can only follow one leader at a time.
- You want to change his behavior.
- But Jesus wants to change his heart.
If a man lives only to please his wife,
he will miss the deeper issues.
Furthermore, whatever changes may occur through your efforts will have to be sustained by your efforts. And you will become a distraction instead of the Inspiration you were created to be by God’s design.
A Wise Woman makes a conscious choice.
- Do you want to be the one to set the standards for your man?
- Or would it be better to let Jesus do that?
Years ago, I read something from Ruth Bell Graham. She shared that The Lord had told her to love Billy & to let Him change Billy.
It’s my job to love and respect Billy; it’s God’s job to make him good. God called you not to make your husband good, but to make him happy. ~ Ruth Bell Graham
WISDOM FOR TODAY: Invest your efforts in connecting with Jesus’ love for you – becoming the woman God designed you to be – and you will naturally become your husband’s inspiration.
Better to live in a desert
than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife. PROVERBS 21:19
He who finds a wife finds what is good
and receives favor from the Lord. PROVERBS 18:22