Friday, September 26, 2014
TWO PEOPLE WITH ONE REPUTATION
True, the left hand isn't the right hand and the right hand isn't the left hand. BUT... in order to see the whole picture.. BOTH hands must meet as one. Everything about that picture is incomplete without the other hand.
Now, the left hand doesn't NEED the right hand to survive... and neither does the right hand. The left hand can do lots of stuff on its own - as can the right hand. BUT.... in order for the world to see THE WHOLE PICTURE OF WHO THEY ACTUALLY ARE... they must be close. They must be as one.
Today... I just want to remind my sweet Mrs. Younger readers that your husband's reputation is in your hands. Furthermore, HIS REPUTATION becomes your reputation and vice versa. WHY? You are one. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 22:1 -
"Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold."
What is your husband's reputation according to the words you speak about him and to him?
Today...think about the words you say ABOUT your husband. In front of the children; in front of your extended family; in front of your friends and neighbors.
Today... think about the words you say TO your husband. In front of the children; in front of your extended family; in front of your friends and neighbors.
A wife who publicly tears her husband down with her words is tearing herself down at the same time.
A wife who publicly honors her husband with her words is honoring herself at the same time.
I have heard some women... in an effort to get help, or find support, or simply vent.. SAY THE MOST DEMEANING THINGS ABOUT THEIR HUSBANDS IN PUBLIC. When my husband was a pastor, I tried to encourage our women to find someone to pray with when they had struggles in their marriage.. but I also reminded them that not every single thing that is wrong with your husband has to be told to every single person you meet.
Truth is...every person alive... every husband... every wife... is just a flawed human. We are most like God when we choose to see Jesus in another person and not that person's flaws.
My dear husband of almost 45 years - Mr. Older - isn't perfect but you'll never hear me telling you why.
Think before you speak. The reputation you save will be your own.
I love you,
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