If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 1:5
Being a good wife, a good mother, a proper help meet takes a vast amount of wisdom. The kind of wisdom that can only come from God! The good news is that it’s there just for the asking. The problem is that many times we forge ahead in our own wisdom (such as I demonstrated a few weeks ago) and then royally blow things.
It especially takes wisdom to submit to your husband when you think he’s making foolish decisions, or isn’t treating you as you think he should. What always strikes me as I read this book is how the fact that you’re not submitting to your husband for his sake or because he’s so wonderful. Rather you’re submitting to him for God. You are to unconditionally respect and support him because God has told you to. The beauty of this is that even if your husband never responds in the way he should, by serving God your actions are not going unnoticed or unrewarded.
This week try starting out each day by praying for God’s wisdom in all you do, but especially in the area of how you treat your husband. I’d love to hear how it works out for you!