Pick your battles.
Next summer, my husband and I will celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Where does the time go?
I think back over the years, and I remember so vividly some of the things he would do or say that would ignite my little temper or send me into the ‘cold shoulder’ mode. Some of those memories are actually funny now, but some are….umm, not. Ha-ha. I am so grateful that God has changed most of that – thankful God has changed me.
My husband travels – A LOT. He actually has an apartment in another state, and I was able to spend 2 weeks with him there this summer. It was that first night when I brushed my teeth that I began to realize something very important.
When I reached for ‘his’ toothpaste tube from the vanity, I noticed that it was rolled up from the bottom, which “I” never do at home. When I was looking for something in the pantry, I noticed that his way of organizing was much different than mine.
It was during those two weeks that I was reminded how very different we are, yet my husband is willing to accept me as I am – at least for the most part. Such an incredible feeling – almost undeserving.
The same with our relationship with God. There is so much that we don’t know or realize about Him. There are so many times when we complain, react, and behave in such an unloving way, yet He continues to love us – just the way we are.
The good thing is that one day we’ll all be able to finally comprehend what He has done for us. We’ll have all the answers to our questions. We’ll discover that it was worth staying committed to Him, although some days were difficult.
But until then, we need to trust. We need to forgive. We need to obey his commands. We need to serve. We need to appreciate the unknown. We need to stay committed – then we will have something to celebrate.
Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.