A man’s wisdom gives him patience…
How true this verse is. So many times I would almost make a quick life altering decision because I was overcome by panic. Especially if I started thinking too far in the future. Like next week, next month, a year or even 10 years down the road.The thought of Macy being 14,15,and 16 wanting to date and possibly not having her Dad around to lay down the law sent arrows of fear into my heart. I wasn’t worried about the boys as much as I worried about Macy needing male attention and lets face it a Mom answering the door when a boy comes knockin’ looks a whole lot different than a Dad answering the door. I also think having a healthy fear of your Dad is a good thing. As a young girl, especially in Jr. High I wasn’t worried about what my Dad would do to the boys I liked, I was very concerned about what my Dad would think or feel about me and I didn’t want to disappoint him.
Years later as a mother it was God’s Word (His wisdom) that kept me from making decisions too quickly that were based in fear. It was God’s Word (His wisdom) that kept me walking one day at a time. It was God’s Word (His wisdom) that helped me keep my eyes on Jesus. You cannot fight this battle and even think about winning without reading God’s Word. It would be like going to war without any weapons! News Flash…if your married no matter how great your marriage is, good or bad, you are engaged in war! It doesn’t matter who you are.
Ask God for Patience
I can’t give you patience though I try
Your kids can’t give you patience though I know they would if they could
Your spouse certainly can’t help you with that but guess what God can
Wisdom brings patience
Just open it God’s Word read a chapter or just a verse and ask God to speak to you
He will…I know He will
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
Come on now, what’s the rush!