Love Dare – Day 6 – Love is Not Irritable
“Love is not irritable”
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. -Proverbs 16:32
Choose today to react to tough circumstances in your marriage in loving ways instead of with irritation. Begin by making a list of areas where you need to add margin to your schedule. Then list any wrong motivations that you need to release from your life.
This is the toughest one so far for me…
Admitting that I often make the wrong things a high priority is hard for me. (With my husband on the road a lot, I tend to be more selfish with our routines while he is gone – and then it disrupts my schedule, making me irritated when he gets home! So I need to get myself out of that mindframe!
In another note – he was putting away laundry today (Yes, I know! I’m lucky – my husband doesn’t mind doing my laundry!!! WOO HOO!!) But he was putting things in the wrong places. Rather than get irritated (like I normally would) and telling him how he’s doing it all wrong? I simply let him go, and said “Hey thanks for doing that! But, if you have questions about where things go, just ask!”
(And guess what? He did ask!! And so my laundry is put away in the RIGHT place! And thankfully by someone else! LOL!)
Just like Jacque said today was by far the toughest day for me. Things didn’t go as plan. My work computer tough a dive and when you work from home that’s a big deal. So I was already on edge and my dear hubby was trying to love and support me and every time he would call I was irritable at first, but by the end of the conversation I felt better. Sometimes he knows exactly how to love and support me.
Lately I feel like my bank account has been overdrawn. Too many withdrawls and not enough deposits, but my hubby has been so loving! Guess I need to be grateful that he’s calling… thank you God for reminding how lucky I am to have a husband that calls!