Each week, we share a Mom Tip to help you run your household with more efficiency, grace, and love!
“Pray for your husband every day this week! Do not pray for how you want God to change him or complain about him to God. Simply pray that God would bless him and that he would know how wide, long, high, and deep is the love of Christ (Ephesians 3:18).”
How easy can it be to want to change someone else? Speaking from experience here- I know firsthand that usually our first response is wanting others to change versus changing ourselves! Realigning our first-reaction thoughts can be so tricky. We, as wives and mothers, really do need to live by the Word and try our best to flip what our flesh wants into what God wants for our relationships! Instead of thinking “What can THEY do to change to make this better for me?” we need to be thinking “How can I change my views and reactions to one that is more pleasing to God?”
You’ve heard the saying, “practice makes perfect!” and friend, this is no exception! Asking Jesus to help you with your mind and the way you think is the only way you can truly put any of this into practice. Asking Him to transform you from the inside out requires work and prayer, and Jesus is waiting to truly set you free from toxic thoughts about your husband! So instead of assuming the worst in your partner, ask God to specifically change the way YOU think about the situation and your spouse. You will reap the benefits of this new way of thinking within your marriage!
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (NLT)
Kelsey Stewart and the Help Club for Moms Team