It takes a strong woman to cheerfully submit to her husbands requests. It takes a strong woman to give up what she wants in honor of her man. Yes, it takes a strong woman to stand up for herself, but it takes an even stronger woman to stand up to herself. Tweet that.
It Takes a Strong Woman to Respect her Man!
For years women were considered the weaker gender. Until one day women stood up and said “that’s enough, we are just as strong as you guys!” and they set out to prove it.
Women went to work, they did manly things and they proved that they were “just as strong as men”. Or did they? It’s our nature to get our hackles up and go out there and do something just to prove something. But is that really strength, or is that just human nature?
It takes a strong woman to respect her man. Why? Because we think we know better. We think what he is asking of us is just a bit crazy.
It’s easy for me to sit there and argue with hubby; after all, “he has noooo idea!” To sit back and quietly respect his request, no matter how silly it may be, takes a bit of strength. It’s easy to fight the outer man, but to fight the inner man (self) takes strength.
Recently hubby asked me to chance the way I was doing something. Really annoying. His request was from a very legalistic point of view and a huge inconvenience for me. I didn’t want to do it. The way I had been doing things was just fine and who was he to come raining on my parade and telling me to do things differently.
Thankfully for once, I kept my mouth shut. Annoyed I walked away and tried to ignore the situation. But, as I thought on his request some more I realized something. Yes, it was very legalistic and had nothing to do with my salvation, or my walk with Christ. But, if I disrespected his wish, that would affect my relationship with the Lord. You see, as Jason’s wife, I am called to be his help meet and respect him.
If hubby’s request had been to take part in something sinful, or went directly against God’s word, then things would be different. But Jason’s request was neither of those; he was simply asking me, as his wife, to do a something differently.
Now in my mind. A weak woman would’ve easily said “no buddy, this is how it’s going to be”. But the strong woman humbles herself and submits. Or, if you are like me, you grump and growl inside your head, duking it out with yourself, and then submitting. 🙂
It takes a strong woman to respect her man. Will you join me in becoming a strong woman for the Lord and learning to humble ourselves in respect to even the silliest requests of our hubby’s?
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