We All Make Mistakes
Greeting Queens! I pray you all are well. So I got ahead of myself and posted Truthful Thursday yesterday. I didn’t realize it until about 1 in the afternoon and decided to just leave it be. We all make mistakes and I know I’ll make more especially since my baby hasn’t gotten the memo that you sleep at night. Happy real Friday eve! So because I missed Wife Wednesday yesterday, I’m going to do it today.
You all know I have the greatest husband in the world who is imperfectly perfect for me. We celebrated 4 years of marriage last month and it has been a joyous ride. One of the things I respect about my husband is how he gives correct criticism and advice and allows me time to recover.
It wasn’t always like this. Before when he would correct me, I would immediately get offended. I viewed his advice as him telling me what I was doing wrong. I also felt as if he expected me to correct or do things immediately. All of this was unhealthy and caused tension between us.
We had a conversation about the way I was receiving what it was he had to say and his delivery. Most of the advice was related to our business and me walking in my purpose. I didn’t really want any correction or advice in this area because I was afraid to step out. I expressed my concern and he laid out different ideas and ways for me to do things. After that he let me be.
He didn’t pressure me, he wasn’t upset because I wasn’t doing the things he advised, he just let me be. I thought I was off the hook and that he decided to just do it on his own and I stay in the background. Sike! What I didn’t know was that he gave me and my stubbornness to God and was allowing God to handle my disobedience. Here we are a year later and I’m blogging, working on books, thinking about coaching, and so much more.
One of my Godsent sisters told me there’s a blessing in submitting to my husband. In different areas of my life, I have found that submitting to my husband is rewarding. Following his lead and allowing him to be the head keeps me covered and protected. I appreciate the advice and corrective criticism because it is needed and always done in love.
Ladies learn how to be submissive the way God intended. Don’t be so quick to get offended and always respond in love. I pray you all got something from this. It’s a great day to be alive; let’s make it count!