Why is it that we think we have to be our husband’s keeper? Why is it that we think we can actually control what he thinks about, who he talks to and what he chooses to look at?

I put this article under health because I cannot tell you how many times I have talked to women about this issue and it is literally driving them crazy and making them physically and spiritually ill.

I learned long ago when I was younger that I have NO control over the man in my life. Babysitting my children was enough without having to babysit a grown man.

And now as a seasoned woman – I am too old to even want to.

Let me be honest with you…I have enough on my hands with my own thought life, what I chose to watch and with my own words and actions. Why do I want the added responsibility of my husband’s thoughts, words and actions?

I am one of those sick people who enjoys running and when I do – I think of the Apostle Paul’s words about running the race. I only have to focus on what is ahead of me – the prize of Heaven. When I am walking or running a race and I chose to focus on the person next to me, I WILL – I guarantee you, given my clumsiness – trip and fall. If I am worrying about how my husband is living his walk and not focusing on my own – I will lose sight of the prize and stumble in my own walk.

“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things.” Philippians 3:13b – 15a. 

Keep your eyes focused on the prize, sisters. Pray for and respect your husbands – as we are instructed to do and let God deal with him and his thoughts, words and actions…God is so much better at that than we are. To GOD be the glory!

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