|My husband & our son in 1973|
“We make less than most of our friends.”
“I can’t wait until we can afford to do that.”
“It’s so hard pinching pennies all the time.”
“We’ll probably never own a house.”
“I wish we could afford a new car.”
I said things like this many times before the Lord convicted me that it was not only a form of complaining, it was also a form of disrespect for my husband.
My husband was our family provider, and my remarks, especially when they were repetitious, were a subtle way of saying “my husband is not a good provider.”
Once I realized this, God taught me to be content, count my blessings, and thank my husband for his provision even when his jobs were low-paying.
And avoiding negative comments about our income made me feel better too.
There are so many areas of our lives where Paul’s words in Philippians apply:
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:11-13, NIV
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