Believing the best of your spouse begins in your mind
Do you have days with your husband or wife where everything that they do bothers you? It doesn’t really matter how they talk to you or what they do, you’re just irritable toward them. I know I have been there. God has recently reminded me of the power of believing the best about my husband. It all begins with a thought. Making room for him to transform my mind is crucial in living the life we are called to. The thoughts that we entertain determine our level of satisfaction in life.
Taking your thoughts captive
In my moments of frustration, the Lord illuminated the negative thoughts I was allowing my mind to hold onto about my husband. Instead of believing the best about my husband’s intentions, I was caught up in small lies that did not view him in the correct light. The enemy is sneaky to plant little foxes–little thoughts–in our minds. If we are not intentional, we allow them to run wild and take our brains places outside of God’s truth and reality for us.
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Are you making your thoughts obedient to Christ?
Keep the distracting foxes out of your mind by asking God to share His eyes to see your spouse. Staying aligned with God’s voice is crucial for the health of your marriage. We cannot afford to waste time, energy, or any part of our days on beliefs that did not come from the mind of Christ.
Take responsibility for the thoughts you have towards your spouse. May your words prosper, not harm, as you grow in love for one another. Amen!