Wifey Wednesday- A bit resentful?

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Today at Sheila’s blog we are talking marriage and resentment for the Wifey Wednesday meme.  Immediately when I think of resenting our spouse (which I have certainly struggled with as recently as yesterday) you know who comes to my mind?  That daggone Proverbs 31 woman, the woman whom I aspire to be. 

In verse 25 it says she laughs at the days to come.

I wasn’t laughing much this week.  As I may have mentioned incessantly a few times here on the blog and on Twitter that my husband has been working TONS of overtime.  Now, while I know that I should be thankful that he has a job and we can put some money in the savings account– blah, blah, blah I have been getting resentful and irritated about how these hours are affecting my plans.

For example, we were supposed to go to my grandparent’s for a week after church last Sunday.  As I type this it is Wednesday morning, I am at home and not at my grandparents enjoying relaxation and the views of the Chesapeake Bay.  My boys went ahead to my grandparent’s on Sunday afternoon so I miss my kids.  And, if I am being honest I was really resenting Mike about this.

Then in my time with God this morning I was reminded of an important concept held in Ephesians 4:22-24.

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires, to be made new in the attitude of your minds, and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Well, hello!  My deceitful desires were not taking into account the fact that one of our cars has broken down, that my husband is blessed to have a job and side work when his company is actively laying people off, and that the way I “feel” and respond to a situation is my choice.

So, today rather than being resentful of  a good thing I am thankful for a husband with the work ethic of Pa Ingalls and I choose contentment rather than resentment through the power of Jesus today.

Comments

  1. Thanks for posting that, Melissa! Those verses from Ephesians are so good. I think it’s hard when we have expectations and life doesn’t always live up to those expectations. But that is just life. And I guess we should be grateful that our husbands are working!

  2. Yes! Thank you! I need to be encouraged in this area of resentment also.

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