Ever travel with your husband? As in, reading maps and whatnot??? Lots of fun!
I believe that traveling together can give you many opportunities to get offended and frustrated with your spouse. I’ve talked to a few women this past week about this very subject. Like us, they have traveled over 20 hours to get to these races and it has given them plenty of opportunities to get their feathers ruffled.
This all reminds me of a few scriptures: Eccl 5:2 2 Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. NIV
James 1:19-20 19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,
20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. NIV
Slow to speak… I’m working on that one and had a great chance to do so this week. When we pulled into our vendor spot last night and the rig didn’t fit… it was best for me to be SLOW to speak! If I would have started trying to tell him where we should go and how we should move, I’m quite sure it would not have gone over well. Especially because I have no idea what I’m talking about and if I stressed about it or seemed frustrated, it would have further raised the tension of an already overwhelming situation. It’s not easy to back up and wiggle around 75 ft of vehicle! But my man did it!
Have you ever put thought into this verse: Prov 13:10 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. NIV In other words… the only reason we quarrel is PRIDE. Whenever there is a quarrel, pride is involved in at least one, but probably both sides.
And what about this one… Prov 20:3 3 Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling. NLT
Ouch, does that one hit home with anyone but me?! Have you ever been in the kind of mood when you just kept insisting on quarreling? I have and results of it are not so good. The Bible clearly calls us a fool if we keep up this kind of behavior.
But, it is honorable to avoid a fight. I love that. I want to be a woman of honor, don’t you?
Let’s be woman of honor and see how many times this week we can avoid an argument!
Our hope is in Him,