still Complete Each Other
“Recognize that your spouse is integral to your
future success. Let them know today that you desire to include them in
your upcoming decisions, and that you need their perspective and counsel.
If you have ignored their input in the past, admit your oversight and ask
them to forgive you.”
As I do with every
dare, I prayed about it. How does He want me to let my husband know that I desire
to include him in my upcoming decisions and that I need his perspective and
counsel? Does He want me to contact my husband? At this point I could probably
find any excuse to contact him especially when it includes a dare, but that is
not how He always wants me to complete it and I found that today was one of
those days. The plan was for me to go with my Dad to Lowes after work. There
were some things I wanted to look at to put some finishing touches on our
master bathroom. When I got ready this morning I had grabbed a pair of jeans to
change into after work since I was just going to go straight to my parents when
I got off. I also had a couple counter laminate samples and a list of materials
to buy for something I wanted to build. As I was reading my morning devotions I
got this overwhelming feeling that I was not to go to Lowes tonight. Now, when
I try to ignore these types of feelings I tend to experience massive conflict
of the mind, which I have realized through this journey means I don’t want to
listen, but I have to. It didn’t make
sense to me. Who really cares if I go to Lowes. What bearing did that have on
anyone, but me? I know better though—I
am to listen even if it doesn’t make sense. I went to work without taking my
jeans, laminate samples, and the list of building materials. I knew if I did I
would be tempted to continue with what Jenn wanted not God. I knew it would be
an act of disobedience. During break I let my Dad know that I was just going to
come home after work rather than go to Lowes, but thanked him for the
willingness to go with me. Even when I got home I still was trying to figure
this out. I then read the dare again and asked God if that act of not going to
the store was me completing it even without having any contact with my husband
today. He assured, yes. However odd that may be, I did what was asked. Still
doesn’t make sense to me, but there is a lot on this journey and in life that
doesn’t make sense to us in our tunnel vision. God is all knowing, so I remind
myself that it is okay that I don’t understand everything that is asked of me
because He’s got it all worked out.
Just curious on how your husband was part of this dare. I can understand if you asked him about his input on the lowes purchase. I am not questioning your understanding from Christ, just making sure that is what it really is because it seems the point of the dare was lost.
In all honesty I still do not quite understand the whole reason behind what I felt God telling me except that I did not make purchases without my husband's input. I did not feel God telling me to have contact with my husband to specifically ask for his input, but by not going showed the act of caring for his input. Does that make any sense at all?
It does. But since you did not go, did you get his input?