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