We finally made it to the water park with my sister and her girls last week. Of course it rained and we got a day pass to try again. We’d been able to get into the water for about 45 minutes before the horn blew because of thunder/lightening.
While Tracie and I were slowly getting into the pool, she told me that something I’d told here years ago, still helps her today. That was music to my ears! I love helping people.
I had shared with her back then that I had finally realized why Michael always wanted to know where we were going, how long we’d be there, who else would be there, and so on. Oh, it felt so controlling to me! It used to frustrate me and make me feel like I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere without his approval.
Protection is His Job
Then he explained that he feels responsible for us. Then I realized that it is his job to protect us (his wife and kids). In order for him to be able to do that to the best of his ability, he had to know when and where we were going.
It is so freeing to know that he takes his job so seriously. He is being protective of us, even when he isn’t there.
Tracie said she’d just shared that with her girls (again?) in the last week, explaining that it’s Dad’s job to protect us and he has to have a lot of information in order to do his job properly.
Ask God for Wisdom
It may not be the way we’d do the job but knowing it is their process makes all the questions and phone calls much more bearable. So if it seems like your hubby is being controlling, wanting to know where you are going, when, how long, with whom, et cetera, stop and ask God about it. It could very well be that your hubby is just taking his God-given job of protecting his family very seriously.
I’m sure there are some controlling husbands out there. If that is the case, pray and ask God how to deal with your special circumstances. God has a way of peace for you. The Bible says that if we ask God for wisdom, He will give it liberally; so ask God how to handle your individual situation.
Until next time, God bless,