Do you walk away from arguments with your spouse feeling as though you just lost? While the other person is talking, are you thinking of what you can say to change his or her words?
No? Well, I have, so humor me! ;)
I have even had arguments with my husband while he was out of the room!
But seriously, this is so destructive to our marriage. We are partners after all. We are both on the same team, but sometimes we treat each other like arch enemies. We think that there is a winner and a loser, when in fact if we are against each other- we both lose.
29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.
Can you imagine what would happen if your body tried to function according to the rules of a win-lose system. Suppose your heart and your lungs got into a heated debate about which one most needed more blood supplied to it. Or if our mouth decided to punish the body by not breathing anymore.Does it really matter who wins?
It really doesn’t matter who is right or wrong, we may never agree on that. But can we chose to lay down our own rights for our spouse?
God will reward a humble heart.
When we walk in love, we both win.
Your nugget for today is, Win-Win!
Here’s some food for thought (and prayer):
9 He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them His way.
2 Be completely humble and gentle;
"God opposes the proud
but gives grace to the humble."
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord,
1 Peter 5:6-7
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand,