Thursday, May 10, 2007

bitterness

Eph 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.

I love my husband dearly. He comes second in my life only to Jesus Christ. But in 32 years of marriage there are times that I am upset with him. Sometimes it is over quickly. Sometimes it is not. This has been one of those weeks.

My husband is a procrastinator. I can be sometimes too. But I will procrastinate for an hour or so. He will for weeks or months. This drives me crazy. Especially when he will make comments about needing or wanting to do something yet he puts off doing them. Or he starts something else.

Now just so you don't get the wrong idea, he is not lazy in any way. He works 60+ hours a week and not at a desk job. Where there is something that has to be done or fixed around here he does it. But if it is something that doesn't have to be done, sometimes he starts it, then not finish it for weeks or months. This is what drives me crazy. See I am a finisher. I love to see the end of a project. I feel so accomplished when something is finished.

So this week I have been struggling with seeing 3 things that he has started in the last month that are still not finished. None of them are necessities. But as the week has progressed I have become more and more annoyed about those things not being finished. Some of the things he uses to do them are laying around and that is the real problem for me. So this morning the Lord delivered me from the bitterness that was trying to set in and I am praising Him for that.

I will move the things out of my way and when hubby is ready to work on them again I will tell him where I put them (assuming I remember lol). Until then I will rest in the Lord.

3 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

OH I can relate to this frustration. Putting our house on the market to sell about drove me over the edge. But we both have our faults and I have to remember the log I have in my eye firs ;))

Mere said...

It will be ok.....I have FAITH !! You are such a blessing!!

~Mere

FlipFlop Mom said...

Ok.. I just have to chuckle.. cause every time I talk to you on the phone.. you have the most patient voice.. and you don't mess around with what you want to say either... You are very graceful in that!!!

You're a blessing to him though cause you cleaned up those things that seems so hard for him to do!!! I'm sure he gave you big ole KISSERS for that!!!!!