True confession: Often in the past, I found myself wanting to jump in and “fix things” for my husband. Sometimes, I did this because I feared his mood would grow ugly if I didn’t take steps to improve his circumstances. Sometimes, I did this because I feared that his ministry could stumble if he didn’t do things the “correct” way. Sometimes, I did this because I thought his relationship with our kids would suffer if I didn’t intervene. Sometimes, I did this because I feared…..
Hmmm. When it comes right down to it, fear is the common feeling behind all of the times I jumped in to act as my husband’s savior. Unfortunately, fear usually causes us to act unwisely. Proverbs 29:25 says “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.“
Here’s something to ponder. Every time you jump in to “fix” things for your husband, you actually prevent your man from turning to God for help. Every time you try to prevent your husband from feeling any discomfort or pain, you might be preventing him from changing unhealthy behavior and finally turning to God! Resist the urge to be your husband’s savior. There is only one perfect savior anyway. His name is Jesus Christ.