It’s time for another edition of Five Minute Friday. My soul loves these unplanned writing prompts, they do me some good. Hope you enjoy them too. Alright…get ready… here I go…
This week’s prompt is See
“Do you see it from my perspective?” he asks me.
It has been a hard discussion because I do see if from his perspective, but I don’t want to admit it. I want to be right. I want to be the one who wins the argument. I want to be the one asking if he sees it from my perspective.
Most of mine and my husband’s conflicts come from a place where we don’t necessarily see eye to eye or when I know that he is right and I have sinned.
But actually admitting that? That’s hard. Learning to say I’m sorry and to fully understanding where he is coming from is not something that is natural for me.
I have to constantly pray to have my heart soften and molded into His image because I am selfish and a sinner who is saved by His grace.
Marriage and motherhood are a sanctifying experience because I’m learning to step back and see things in a different perspective.
My ways are not usually the best and
sometimes most times my dear husband is usually right, I do need to see it from his perspective, to get the bigger picture.
To live a life outside of myself and admit that I am wrong or that my ways may not be the best for this particular discussion is so important to our relationship. Learning to communicate without putting up the defenses will be a life long process.
I am reminded of my one word and verse that I am focusing on this year… Seek
You will seek me and find me. When you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you, declared the Lord…
~ Jeremiah 29:13-14 a
Being open to allow God to penetrate deep into my heart, soul and mind helps me to be a better wife and mother because no longer am I living for myself, but for the bigger picture.
“Yes, I do see it from your perspective. I’m sorry.” …something that I need to learn to say more often.
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