Monday, August 4, 2014
Your Husband Ain't Your Jesus
Women are dependent. We are naturally built to look to our husbands for support. Financially. Emotionally. Physically. Spiritually. Men are the head. The leader. But... they often fail. Just as we are designed to be their helpmeet and we fail often and take the roll of nag, mother and boss instead.
Our husbands will be in a bad mood that has nothing to do with us and yet we take it personally... why? Well, I think in part, because we are dependent on them. The question is: are we too dependent on them and not enough on the Lord? We were never made to trust in our husbands more than we do the Lord. We were never made to look to our husbands more than we do the Lord. We were never made to have our lively hood revolve around our husbands. We were made to trust in, depend on, look to and revolve around the Lord Jesus Christ! He is is our everything. He is our purpose and the One that is to determine our mood, our outlook, our focus etc., not our husbands. Your husband ain't your Jesus and he was never meant to be.
All of this should point us back to Christ. We so easily take our eyes off of Him and unfortunately it happens all too often for women in marriage.
The next time you are consumed with your husband's bad decision, bad mood, bad whatever, remind yourself, He ain't your Jesus. Be consumed with Christ instead and you will find that all is well with your soul despite your surroundings and circumstances. He will never leave you or forsake you.
Two become one flesh in the sense that we are to come under our husband's leadership and work as a team, with him leading, but two do not become one flesh to the extent that you leave your First Love for your secondary love.
"But I have this against you, that you have left your first love."-Jesus (Rev. 2:4)
Your husband ain't your Jesus. Your Jesus is your Jesus. Set your eyes and heart on Him first. Put your hope in Him or suffer the continual consequences of putting your hope in someone or something else, including your husband.