Proof that God Has a Sense of Humor
I think marrige is proof that God has a sense of humor. Our differences compliment us
| Marriage: Proof That God Has a Sense of Humor
“At last!” Adam exclaimed. “She is a part of my own flesh and bone. She will be called ‘woman’, because she was taken out of a man.” This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
Seriously Lord, two polar opposites will love, honor and cherish each other despite wanting to wring each other’s necks? I think sometimes that God was feeling a little frisky at this point in His creative process. Just take at gander at most couples you know. How many of them have diametrically opposing personalities? Either she’s fast and he’s slow or he’s loud and she’s quiet. He says what he thinks and she holds it all in until she explodes. She loves a party and he’d rather stay at home alone.
And yet somehow it works. The procrastinator can be urged to get going and the, “dive in head first without thinking” person can be persuaded to slow down. It’s sad that it takes us so long to decipher how it works but that too is part of God’s plan. He uses my husband’s slow procrastinating personality to work on my impatient and pushy disposition. He’s been working at it in us for a long time and I’d like to say that we’ve finally got it all figured out but the same issues present themselves repeatedly.
The really great thing about growing spiritually is that you learn how to pick your battles and you know when to just let it go. Being right isn’t always honorable. Sometimes the winner is the one who says, “You’re right honey,” whether they believe it or not. I’ll confess I don’t get to be the winner very often. It’s a shame too because I know how good it can feel in retrospect. The problem with us humans is that we always want satisfaction now. Feeling good later is not soon enough.
My daily prayer is that I can learn to be a little more like Jesus and honor my husband in doing so. As my mentor Joyce Meyer would say, “I’m not where I need to be but thank God I’m not where I used to be.”
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