Thinking highly of yourself tends to strike a foul cord in the minds of most people. Thoughts of arrogance and pride come to mind in others when one begins to think highly of themselves.
This shouldn’t be the case. We are told in the scriptures that we should think highly of ourselves. The problem arises when we begin to think higher of ourselves than we should think.
As husbands, we should strive to be professionals. In sports there are minor league players, semi-pro players, amateur players, practice squad players and dozens of lower groupings and organizations of players. Only the best of the best get to carry the title of “professional”.
Strive to be a professional husband. Practice your craft and hone your skills. Cater to your wife’s every desire.
To be a professional means that you’re in the big leagues. It means that you are at the pinnacle of your sport. There is no designation higher than the designation of professional.
Strive to be a professional husband. Practice your craft and hone your skills. Cater to your wife’s every desire. Serve her as unto the Lord. Make her friends envious of how she is treated in your marriage.
Make her life so wonderful that she would be a fool to even think of leaving the marriage for any reason. And if by chance your wife leaves you and destroys your marriage, trust in the justice of God.
We serve a God who never sleeps nor slumbers. He knows that you are a man of quality and he will not allow you to suffer at the hands of a selfish decision made by an undeserving spouse.
There was a time in my life when I was treated unfairly by my spouse. I wasn’t perfect in my marriage by any stretch of the imagination, however I did all that I could to be a good partner. I was willing to do anything to save my marriage, but marriage is not a sole proprietorship.
My spouse divorced me, thinking that the grass was greener someplace else. I was devastated. But less than 1 year later, God picked me up from one spot and miraculously transplanted me into another.
Along with the uprooting of the old and the bringing in of the new, God brought another woman into my life and I can truly say that I am more fulfilled now than I’ve ever been in my life.
Changing your way of thinking
In order to be the professional husband in your wife’s life, you will have to change your thinking. You’ll have to begin thinking of yourself as a good man. You’ll have to begin thinking of yourself as a kind man. You’ll have to begin thinking of yourself as a man after God’s own heart.
If you’re not at that place yet, you can start out on the road to a changed way of thinking about yourself today. As you change your way of thinking about yourself and begin to see yourself as a professional husband, those in your household will begin to change their thinking about you as well.
As you being to transform yourself from the inside out and become the man of your wife’s dreams, you will give God an example to work with of what a Godly husband looks like. You will be a show piece to the world of what God intended in the beginning when He created the union of marriage.