I’m not good at keeping my mouth shut. When I see someone doing something wrong, I want to fix it or tell them about it. I’m especially bad about this with my husband and my kids. That’s terrible, I know, but it’s true.
But what if I’m the one who’s wrong? Or what happens if I speak up so much that those around me don’t even want to try because it will never be good enough?
That’s exactly what I want to avoid.
I love my family and I love Christ so much that I have to trust Him instead of myself, and sometimes, that means staying silent when I want to speak.
I don’t like it and I’m not very good at it, but I know that’s what’s best, more and more I know that God is telling me to trust Him. I can trust Him with the results instead of fixing it myself. God is teaching me that there are times when silence is what is needed.
I’m guest posting today at Singing Through the Rain about marriage and how I’m learning how to avoid the danger of being so critical that we shut our husbands out. Our husbands can be hen-pecked to death by us or we can give them space to lead, and that’s when they become our heroes. Visit Hen-Pecked Husbands or Heroes at Singing Through the Rain.