Another Father's Day has come and gone. Many families revel in the event, planning barbeques and giving special gifts to bring honor to the dads in their lives. For other families though, Father's Day is a painful reminder of the poor parenting job that their fathers are doing. Wives suffer too, as they watch their imperfect husbands wimp out, pass out, or worse. Let's listen to the wisdom of Nancy Leigh DeMoss. This excerpt is quoted from her book, Lies Women Believe.
"If my husband is passive, I've got to take the initiative or nothing will get done."
God created the man first and gave him the responsibility to lead and feed those under his care.
We can't insist on running the show and then expect
men to be proactive, take the initiative, and be "spiritual leaders."
As was true with Adam and Eve in the Garden, our instinct is to blame the other party for this problem. As women, we are quick to fault men for being passive and to insist that if they weren't so inactive—if they would just do something—we would not take matters into our own hands...
What can free us from the drive to control the men in our lives? We must learn to wait on the Lord; in His time, and His way. He will act on behalf of those who wait for Him.
"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord." (Psalm 27:14 KJV)
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