While your husband is at work do you ever give him cause to worry about what is happening at home? Have you ever called him in the middle of the day with a big crisis for him to solve? Let me be honest, I strive not to and here’s why.
Proverbs 31:11 says, “Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.”
My desire is to give my husband a wife who he can have full confidence in. I want him to be able to go to work and know that his wife is solid emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually to handle the home while he is gone. I want him to be able to rest in his wife’s steady support. BUT…
In June of 2010, my furnace fan caught fire while I was at aerobics class. When I returned home the house was filled with smoke and the alarms had failed to call the fire department!
My husband happened to be out of state on a business trip so rather than dialing 9-1-1 like I should have – I frantically dialed my husband’s cell! The poor guy was eating lunch with a group of business men (all from other states as well) – and here I am on the other end of the line – FRANTIC – FRAZZLED – FREAKED OUT!
He told me to do the obvious! Dial 9-1-1 and then call him back!
Luckily, our house was not burning down – though it appeared to be by the smoke! Our furnace fan had caught fire and as it burned it blew smoke through the entire house – then it went out inside the steel box. So I returned a call to my husband after the firemen arrived and fans were put into place to empty the house of smoke. I assured him all was well – and just a little stinky! Lol!
Oh how my pride hated having to call him in such distress! I so want to be capable – BUT this beast was more than I could conquer alone. God has given us our husbands to protect and provide for us and in this crisis I needed his leadership!
Vice versa – our husbands need a woman who they can have full confidence in when they are not available. Proverbs 31:11 says he lacks nothing – absolutely nothing of value – if he has confidence in his wife. This means this character quality is of supreme importance.
Can your husband have confidence in you in these areas?
Money - Can he depend on you to spend it wisely?
Children - Can he trust you to train your children wisely?
Home - Can he trust you to run an orderly home?
Reputation - Can he trust you to not speak poorly of him behind his back?
Faithfulness - Can your husband trust you to not build emotional connections with other men?
Emotions - Can your husband trust you to be self-controlled when under pressure?
Choices - Can your husband trust you to make wise choices when urgent situations arise?
If not, what areas can you change in your own life so you can gain this character quality? Commit these areas to prayer, search scriptures for guidance and find Titus 2 women who can help you grow as a wife.
Walk with the King!