I’m not sure about you, but I’m not someone who lives their lives intentionally every day. Most days I just go through life, like I think many of us do. I don’t consider what I’m going to bring to the lives of those I love.
I’d imagine if I lived a life of intention, I’d be able to pour more good and positive things into their lives, especially Fred’s. Today’s verse, verse 11 we’re given the task of deciding what we’re going to bring to our boyfriend’s/husband’s life.
Ok, so this verse doesn’t require us to have a degree in rocket science, but it’s one worth discussing.
You know how we can be, ladies. We can be whiny, crabby, argumentative, hard headed, inconsiderate, any number of things on any given day. This goes for everyone, but sit back and consider the good you can bring to your husband’s life, simply by your attitude. We can bring to their lives by trying to put aside those attitudes as often and as well as we can. Really, this goes with everyone, but I’m focusing on the men in our lives.
When you’re with friends, family, co-workers, church attendees, how do you talk about your man? Do you discredit him in front of others? Do you talk about him like he’s hung the moon for you? Do you make him sound like an idiot or do people walk away from you saying to themselves, “Man, she’s got a fantastic guy in her life!”? If we speak well of our men, we’re doing good and not harm to him.
And yes, it does say, “all the days of her life.” Well, we’re not going to get it right every single time at every single point in the day. We’re human and that’s just a fact of life. That’s where grace and forgiveness come in.
In the end, it’s really our heart condition. What is our heart towards the man we love? Does it desire to bring good, and not harm? What are our daily intentions toward him?
Can your husband testify that you want to bring him good?