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Day 52 - Love still lets the other Win

Day 52 - Love still lets the other Win

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    Day 52—Love still lets the other Win

     

    “Demonstrate love by willingly choosing to give in to an area of disagreement between you and your spouse. Tell them you are putting their preference first.”

     

    “Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4. This chapter talks a lot about stubbornness—what I was queen of in my marriage. However, “Having the attitude in yourself which was also in Christ Jesus—willingness, flexibility, and humble submission will be nothing, but good for you and your marriage.” This is exactly what God has been teaching me through this journey—honoring the one I love—learning the epitome of patience just as Christ has with each one of us.

     

    I did not have any contact with my husband today, so there was not an area of disagreement to willingly choose to give in to for today’s dare, although, I have “given in” quite a bit on this journey. It is more of a silent willingness. For example, I did not fight him when I came home to no bed. I did not fight him when he felt he deserved our tax refund. I did not fight him when he would continually and still does put my wrongs in my face when he was just as wrong. What I did fight him on was standing for I what I believe in—MARRIAGE, so I would not and still will not help file for divorce and I would not leave/move out like he had wanted. I have learned when to put his preferences first and when I need to stand for Christ and myself.

     

    I know he is not going to see all of these changes through his blindness, hurt and pride, but with time I think he will and I look forward to continue to carry them forward.

  • I disagree. As you growth in Christ comes to light he sees it all the time. He just does not know what to do with it. He will let his pride take over.

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