Since I wrote a recent tip on inconvenience, my husband and I have done a lot of praying and talking about the subject.
We have seen God use inconvenience to move us to where he wants us to be (the public bathroom in Walmart was closed so I wound up back in the checkout line in perfect timing to help someone), to grow us up (traffic, need I say more) and to make us more like Jesus (He is love).
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV
We have been deeply challenged by our own selfishness and desire to have things our way. We’ve been drawn toward the better way of servanthood and love. It’s been an amazing adventure to see what God can do when we set down what we want and allow God to govern the moments of our lives, “inconveniences” and all.
I encourage y’all to make a study of how you respond to your husband (and others) when he is inconvenient. Allow God to speak to your heart about how to respond. It will radically change the way you live and love.
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Journey to Surrender is doing a wonderful series of posts about tension between concepts and how that could play out in your marriage.
When Two Become One – Unity and Individuality, More on Two Becoming One Flesh Literally!, and His Needs, Her Needs, Your Needs
Be generous! Lori <><