After some prayer, I have decided to start Marriage Mondays. We will talk about things God is teaching me about marriage and being the spouse He wants us to be. It may not be every Monday, but occasionally we will have a Marriage Monday! So welcome to the first Marriage Monday!
How many times have you prayed that God would change your spouse? That He would speak to your husband or change your wife's attitude. I am going to guess it is probably often. I have to admit that I have many times prayed that way. Especially in the middle of a disagreement. "God, please change him!"
Now, how many times have you prayed that God would help you be a better spouse? The kind of spouse He called you to be. Here, I would guess not so much. We all think we are good how we are but our spouse really needs to change. They need to be more understanding and respectful. She needs to understand you need time out with the guys. He needs to understand you desire more attention. She needs to keep the house more tidy. He needs to put his shoes up. We can find many things to ask God for about our spouse but what about ourselves?
I want to encourage you to start praying that God would help you become the kind of spouse He meant for you to be. Ask Him to help you see your own faults and where you need to change before asking Him to change your mate. If you are not yet married, that is fine! You should still pray daily that God would begin to prepare your heart and spirit now to become the wife/husband you were meant to be. Let's work to become a better spouse (or future spouse) as God would have us to be.