This post was originally written for Young Wives Club, and is also titled “Dear Wife, You are Not the Holy Spirit!”. I am so honoured to have been featured over on their website. Please go check them out!
He should know this. He knows that he should be doing that right now. Why do I have to tell him?
I have found myself silently huffing and puffing those thoughts more times than I care to count. My husband is my best friend, my confidant, and my hero. He is an amazing man. But sometimes, I wonder why he doesn’t see the things that I see.
His daughter wants to spend more time with him.
He really shouldn’t be eating that much butter.
Now would be a great time for him to spend with God, rather than doing that other thing.
Can you relate?
So often as wives, we feel that we can see the places where our husbands are erring. It is much easier to see these things in others than it is to see them in ourselves.
Don’t get me wrong. I think it comes from a genuine heart. We love our men. We want to see them thrive, grow and be successful. I, for one, know that every time I have such thoughts, it is not out of any bitterness or lack of love for my man. In fact, it is just the opposite. I love him so much and want to see him grow. I want to see him thrive and live a healthy and full life, both spiritually and physically.
But so often, I catch myself trying to assume the role of Holy Spirit.
I want to be the one to correct, convict and counsel my husband.
I get it, sister. You want the best for him. You want him to make positive choices. It is all in love.
But stop trying to play God.
To read the rest of this post, please head over to the Young Wives website! I’ll see you over there!