His shoes are big…But yours are bigger…
YOU might wear them but YOU can’t walk in them, for the Lord knows YOUR work is to follow.
Imagine your hubby carrying everything in the bag. It’s of a certain capacity so something might fall off along the way and he would require you to pick it up for him.
Would you see those things if you were in front of him?
You will need to be keener than he is since you wouldn’t need him loosing anything along the way – things that you will need when you arrive at your destination.
You will need to help him place the bag in a certain way most times.
You will need to help carry that bag at times if he needs help.
At the end of the day, he will be held accountable by God in leading…
I will be held accountable by God in following…
He will answer to God for the direction given.
I will answer to God for helping ease the journey.
So what would I rather have?
A responsibility to follow or to lead?
Why do we fight to have that which God intended to be beautiful?
God knows I will be great at helping.
God knows I will be great in managing.
God knows I will be great in holding the family fabric together.
God knows that I will be great in picking up the fallen “things” along the journey.
He knows I will be great in interceding for my husband and children.
He knows His grace will be sufficient to sail me through tough times.
He knows I am equipped to strengthen him during hard times
He knows I am not calloused but can respond to circumstances with understanding, tenderness and love.
So why fight for a position that would never suit us?
Why do we fight to be predisposed to a “position” that only seeks to glorify our selfish nature, and negates the will of God?
His shoes are big…but yours are bigger…
I am not to compete with him but complement him.
I am not to impede his progress but aid him.
I am not to nag him but cooperate with him wholeheartedly.
I am to serve him as unto the Lord.
This morning ask of your actions _ Whatever you do, does it aid your husband or impede him?
Is your nagging impeding him?
Is your pouting hindering him?
Is your silence pushing him further away?
is your short temper making your marriage better?
The Lord asks us to submit to our husbands, not because he sees us as weak, but because it’s an assignment from the Lord, and He is sure we are strong enough to handle it.
The Lord asks us to submit to our husbands, that the word of the Lord may not be blasphemed i.e. [Discredited, dishonored].
I can testify more with my actions, that the way of the Lord is right.
So lets walk in the shoes that the Lord intended them to be for us.
You cannot fit in his shoes no matter what and he can’t fit in yours either.
Live a life of faith. For it is by faith that you BELIEVE that your husbands actions are governed by the Lord, and you PRAY, that the Lord will direct him.
The Bible says in Proverbs 21:1 “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.”
If you wish to change your husband’s heart, the answer lies with the Lord.
Let us be the helpers God called us to be.
Lets wear our shoes right!