I have never stopped wondering what must have been going on in the mind of the woman who has just lost all her children who is then requesting her husband to commit suicide!!!! Shall we say that she was depressed or shall we say that she had a hidden agenda.
Which one of you would tell your husband to commit suicide when things get tough for him in life?
Then the Lord asked, “What do you think of my servant Job? No one on earth is like him—he is a truly good person, who respects me and refuses to do evil. And he hasn’t changed, even though you persuaded me to destroy him for no reason.” “All right!” the Lord replied. “Make Job suffer as much as you want, but just don’t kill him.” Satan left and caused painful sores to break out all over Job’s body—from head to toe. Then Job sat on the ash-heap to show his sorrow. And while he was scraping his sores with a broken piece of pottery, his wife asked, “Why do you still trust God? Why don’t you curse him and die?” Job replied, “Don’t talk like a fool! If we accept blessings from God, we must accept trouble as well.” In all that happened, Job never once said anything against God.
Job 2:3, 6-10 CEVDCUS06
Women are quick to accuse men of wrongdoing. We are quick to point fingers at them for failing, whilst we, their help meet do nothing to make the journey easier.
In a prayer group that I belong to, we analysed what sort of challenges our husbands face on a daily basis.
We analysed what is expected of them.
Parents are making demand
Siblings are making demand
Wife is making demand
Children are making demand
Church is pulling him and asking for money
Work is driving him to achieve targets….
Yet……he, only he , has to meet up with all these and still be a fantastic husband and father.
We expect him to go out and make money available and yet be home to cuddle and caress. We place so much demand on what some of our men may not have, but we have formed an imagination in our mind……
Then when it all come crashing down , they succumb under pressure.
Then they come home, head in the hands when all has failed. What woman should throw them back out at this time, but a foolish woman!!!!!!!
Sisters, the man is the head of the home, but the head is not always correct. At times, the head makes some decisions that even the toes know that the decisions are stupid. Yet, if the toes dont move quick, both the toes and the head will suffer calamity.
A sensible neck needs to move the head away from the direction of insult, a sensible body needs to follow the neck as it moves.
YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK….
You are stronger than your husband in some instances.
Even when the two of you are faced with the same situation.
Mrs Job has lost her children, she has every right to be angry, but her husband did not kill her children. Will asking her husband to curse God and commit suicide bring the children back to life? Nooooooooo!
Dont let sorrow or suffering make you lose the remanining lifeline!!!!!
Nabal was a stupid man. I am sure that there are many of the generation of Nabal still on earth. Some are not even stupid, they just find themselves in a ditch due to other people’s decisions about their lives…..an example is Job.
The difference between Abigail and Mrs Job, whose name we never found out, was their response to the calamity that was hanging on their husband.
Abigail was the reason her husband did not waste her entire household. Mrs Job would have been the reason why the only person remaining in Job’s lineage would have been wiped out….
The enemy will attack your home. Its not a curse, its a reality. This is because he attacks every institution that is set up by God to fulfil divine purpose.
Make sure that your response and attitude is not that of a foolish woman.
A man who honours and fears God deserves all the support that he can get. When he is down is not the time to compare his salary with that of your ex-boyfriend.
When he is delayed even though he has great plans for the family and working head and toes is not the time for you to throw tantrums because he has not bought brazilian hair!!!!! When he is praying and waiting for answers is not the time to moan at what his mates have achieved whilst he has failed…..
You may never say it out, your attitude may be telling him to commit suicide if things are not working.
Abigail appeased the enemy , she didnt put up a fight with the foolish husband.
Mrs Job was never said to say a word of prayer for her husband in distress. She was pushing him to commit suicide, whilst his men ‘friends’ sat with him for seven days, not able to talk because of the severe pain he was in!!!!!!
Woman, the next time you want to talk to your husband, when his manly place is challenged, be sure to speak ,not as a foolish woman , but one whose spiritual antenna is switched on!!!!
He is not God. Just like you a mere human, he has faults and he needs help to get better. Don’t blame him for not meeting 100% of your expectations when even you have not met your own expectations of yourself.
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