Monday, December 3, 2012

The Gift of Influence

As women, we have been given the gift of influence.  Often, we are the catalyst for change in our relationships.  When we deicide to change our eating habits, select a new wall color or explore a new career, our husbands usually get on board.  However, we have to be mindful about how we use our influence.  As women, we have the ability to empower or emasculate our men.  If we're encouraging them, holding them accountable and loving them, our husbands will feel like they can fly.  Conversely, if we're constantly critical, unappreciative and belittling, they will not perform at their optimal level and will seek comforts elsewhere.   

I was thinking about something recently. The Bible says that, "He who finds a [true] wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord” (Prov 18:23 Amp). We tend to focus a lot on the man finding the wife, but are we really positioning ourselves to be "a good thing" for our husbands?  Are we living lives of honor and respect?  Are we using our influence to bring the favor of the Lord into his life?  If we are, then we really can be called a "good thing" because we use our gift of influence to positively affect our marriages.  Something to think about…

To Marriage With Love,