Thursday, January 16, 2014
Day 9: Except When It's Ridiculous?
Chris said, "For example: you *expect* my help. You can't accept that I feel the children and house are primarily your responsibility even when I'm home. Not that I don't want to help, or won't help if asked, but it's obvious you *expect* me to help - if you ask and I don't help, you get bent!" You guessed it. I immediately got bent! "How can you think it's ok to sit around the house and not have any help expected out of you?! Sure if you're busy...blah blah blah...but they're your children too..." and so forth. And Chris said? "Just forget it." That didn't make me happy! And then, God did the most wonderful thing. Suddenly the light bulb went off! I was believing the myth that if Chris would lead, I would submit. Yet as soon as he showed me where I could do better, I basically said, "Are you crazy? That's no way to lead!" But the command was not, "Except if he asks things you think are ridiculous." No, God just commanded me to submit! So I swallowed my protests and said, "Ok, I will do that. I'll try!"