RESTORATION OF FEMININITY 27 – THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS

D5E868B5-56FC-40D7-8503-E191185DF2E0.jpeg

Ladies, we need to enroll in the class of ‘stepping back’ especially when it comes to your children. It is important that you allow your man room to step up into his role. Make your needs known to him and then step back. It may be so difficult to do more so if you’ve been doing everything by yourself but man craves respect and praise.

“I need” are good words to use with men because they have planted in their spirits a God given drive to fix things and to restore order. If a man feels like you’ve got it covered, he will allow you to take the whole ball and run with it.

Therefore, step back and let a man rise or fall on his own. This is where the muscles of character are built.

We don’t like to watch the struggle. It looks too painful, but don’t stop the process. God holds him accountable as He held Adam accountable to fulfil his entire call as a man. He gave men certain strengths that women do not possess and vice versa.

Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, I receive forgiveness for allowing myself to be swept away by my own expectations. I receive forgiveness for having invested misguided hope in a man when my hope should have been in You. You alone are my source of peace and joy. You alone can make me fruitful in a way that is pleasing to You and fulfilling to me. As I cast my cares upon You because You care for me, I declare that my eyes are open to see Your willing participation in my life on a daily basis, even in the little things. I receive forgiveness for allowing myself to be filled with disappointment, frustration and resentment. At times I feel angry with You as I begin to buy into the lie that You have failed me. It is really I who have failed myself by demanding more of myself than You do. But now I choose to relax and let go. I thank You that You take care of the things for which I feel falsely responsible. I receive the wisdom to know when I should take hold and when I should let go. I receive guidance by Your Holy Spirit so as not to fall prey to my own fearful instincts. As I rest in You, I thank You that You will keep that which I have committed into Your hands, now and evermore. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

Cedits – Amanda Buys.

Image source – defendernetwork.com

Do you find it almost impossible  to praise and appreciate people. Keep it here, and we will negotiate through those waters too😊

Advertisements

RESTORATION OF FEMININITY 26 – WHAT HAPPENS……….

 

23EFEB06-1778-4817-9D05-ABE0DF7ABDB7

………WHEN WE EXPECT THE IMPOSSIBLE FROM THE MEN IN OUR LIVES?

Is your husband or the desire for a man in your life taking the place of God?

Are you making demands he can do nothing about?

Is there a void in you that is robbing you of the happiness that could be yours regardless of your circumstance?

Many of us expect the man to produce peace, self -worth, validation or even material things. God is ultimately our source of all these treasures.

We will strive, weep and deprive ourselves of opportunities to live a full life if we put our hope in a person to fulfil our expectations.

While I may sympathize with you, the truth is when our sights get set on the arm of flesh, we will always be let down. Man can only do so much, but God can do any and everything.

It is not a man who will make our lives fruitful, but rather our own yielding to God’s call to fulfil our purpose through the use of our gifts and talents.

We must live for the moment, making the best of every occasion to lift the spirits of those around us – then our world will change for the better and  will become more joyful and productive.

 

………….WITH MEN IN OUR LIVES WHEN THEY FAIL TO

STEP INTO THEIR GOD-ASSIGNED POSITION?

“If I don’t do this or that, it won’t get done!”

Men are creatures whose need is in doing or let’s say, rescuing, so until you create a void for him to fill, he will not rise to the occasion.

Sometimes a man needs to acquire a limp to find his place in God. Keep your expectations intact; let him know that you expect him to be the man he’s supposed to be. Follow that through by leaving the space for whatever he is supposed to be doing vacant. Do not rescue him from his own negligence.

Credits – Amanda Buys.

Image source – capitalfm.co.ke