“For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a man’s misery weighs heavily upon him.” -Ecclesiastes 8:6
My husband often is a great witness to me in carrying out this principle. I love how he works gently with people, displays so much self-control, and is patient. Regardless of his feelings, he waits for the right time and prays for the right words to resolve situations. This makes him a great witness at work and at home. I love learning from him. He’s such a great role model for me and I’m so thankful for him!!! He is a PEACE-MAKER. And that is one of my favorite characteristics about him.
Regardless of how heavily my feelings weigh upon me; regardless of who’s right or who’s wrong; regardless of any offenses committed; regardless of the situation, there is a proper time and procedure for EVERY matter! This requires patience. It requires self-control. It requires obedience to how I know God’s wants me to act and speak. God’s word applies to ALL situations…not just the easy ones. It is so hard to make the right choice. I can reason myself out of it pretty easily (a time when logic may not suit me so well….when I am using it for MY benefit..and not the Truth or the benefit of others).
I am thanking God today for my husband’s spiritual leadership. I got to watch him carry out God’s word in a situation that was REALLY difficult for me to handle. And God’s way worked and resolved a difficult situation for our family (actually several difficult situations!). And my husband saved the day…several times over…all in the few hours he was actually home! Poor guy 😦 What an incredible man he is and a great representation of God’s love to us as a husband and father.