Friday, October 19, 2012

Day 499 ~ Lowering Expectations is the Key (XII)

"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love ." (Ephesians 4:2) 
  • You can't say anything negative about your husband . . . to your husband . . . or to anyone else, about your husband.
  • Say something that you admire or appreciate about your husband . . . to your husband . . . and to someone else, about your husband!

Part of the difficulty you may face as you continue in this 30-day challenge to encourage your husband is that you really are struggling to find positive things to praise. Perhaps the problem is not with your husband. Have you checked your own heart?
Sometimes we get disillusioned because of our own unreasonable or unrealistic expectations (Prov. 13:12). It may not be that our mates are doing something wrong; it's simply that we expect too much in some areas. Our expectations must be met in God alone, and then we will have the right perspective to ask God for the healing and grace we need to respond to others.
How sad that we give more grace to others than to those in our own homes. Today, try to look at your husband through eyes of grace. Verbally thank your husband for what he is already doing. 
Hello day 12 ! . . .    
I'm going to keep this simple and not let it get too wordy.  

WOW!  This is amazing.  I really am making HUGE efforts here with my husband.  Each day I try to find a new way of telling him how much I appreciate his hard work... how much I love what he does for Calley and I... telling him that I love the little things he does for me... and especially how much I appreciate his working hard for our family.

I really don't think he's onto me and my challenge... which is great.

Hold on a sec... I am not saint though!  I have had a couple of rough patches to go through and still have to be thankful and positive.

Were those "bad" moments due to "my" high expectations?  Possibly.  More than likely.  I think so.

I think the important thing here is to realize when one has erred... learn from it... let it go... move forward... never repeating... and more importantly... never looking back!  

[here's to you finding your... ]


I am second..
... for a, l & c.  You are my sunshine(s).  

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