Yesterdays challenge was more of a ... well, "challenge", than I thought it was going to be.
We don't realize the things we do, think, and say until we force ourselves to be hyper aware. I had several times yesterday where a stray thought popped into my head, a thought I probably would have continued to dwell on. Focusing on my husband and helping to foster trust, I distracted myself to banish the thought. My husband would never know the difference of the thoughts in my head, but our creator knows whats best for us. Continuing to do our best to be the best versions of ourselves is going to lead to improvements in our marriage and our own happiness.
So, with that in mind ... Day 3 .........
"And he (her husband) lacks nothing of value."
- Proverbs 31:11b
Now, I don't know about you, but immediately I get this vision of a wife propping her husbands feet up with a pillow, handing him a beer after his hard day at work, and telling him not to worry about a thing as he flips the game on.
Make you wanna stiffen your back and gag a little too?
But that's not the way we need to take this scripture.
Our publications show that marriage should be a good proportion of compromise around the house.
So let's think of this from a different view.
How does your husband PROVIDE for you?
What about emotionally? How does he help support you?
What about physically? Does he do physical work around the house, lawn work, play with the kids, replace light bulbs?
What about spiritually? What about mentally?
Now reverse the question.
What do YOU provide for him?
Financially, emotionally, physically, spiritually?
Now ask yourself this:
Today's Day 3 Challenge is:
What is my husband lacking today that I can provide him?
Does he need to unload the stress of work and just talk?
Does he need to sit and NOT talk?
Try to anticipate a need and fill it .. just today, the same way you would appreciate if he filled a need of yours.