In my past, I lived in a Shelter for Abuse Women(do you know this place is over crowded over the holidays?), not once but twice, both times over the holidays. Just the name of “holidays” made me cringe and just drag my feet. I have wonderful husband, who has worked very hard to change that in me. Success! the last few years I have actually looked forward to it. Learning to walk with the LORD has been my healing in this area.
As I look around, I see men carrying a stress that is not the normal stress of day to day or regular bills, its stress knowing the holidays are coming…Ladies, they really want to give all that is on the requests list, but we really need to give them a break…When HE asks what you want for Christmas…eliminate the disappointment and hard feelings, and just tell him. THen allow him to tell you if he can make that happen or not. Most women I know will say they want nothing..and then are angry because he didn’t see through that to mean something. Ahhh hit a nerve huh?
Let’s set out this year looking to keep Jesus first in our thoughts and shopping. Lets give the man a break, and remember that he is not here to satisfy our every whim, and while shopping for our kids, keep it within the budget…remind them over and over that this holiday season is about giving and not getting. Only the LORD can fill our empty voids, not our husbands, and not expensive gifts.
Entering this Thanksgiving Holiday with thanks for all that I have, (a post just on that later)and praying to be a wife that not only pleases my man, but pleases God.
ATTENTION MEN: YOU ARE OFF THE HOOK, WE HAVE DECIDED TO LET GOD BE GOD, AND YOU CAN JUST BE OUR MEN!
Would it not be the coolest thing to hear this holiday…
“Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praises her.” Proverbs 31:28 (this is what I am working on for Christmas, what I really want)