Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Magnet For The Negatives

Don't let your mind be a magnet for the negatives.  Carol Hopson

Recently I have witnessed something over and over again.  There are a lot of women who are very angry with their husbands.  If you get alone with them,  they will go on and on about all the wrong things their husbands are doing ~

They are not involved enough with the children.

They don't help out in the home.

They watch too much television.

They don't talk to them nicely...

You get the point. They consistently criticize their husbands and have nothing but negative things to say about them.

I understand.  I use to always be angry with Ken.  He did so many things wrong.  Until I renewed my mind with God's truth.

Being angry, critical, and negative is sin...period.

Carol Hopson told a story of a couple who went to a counselor.  This couple was always arguing.  The counselor told them to write down everything that bugs them about each other for thirty days and put the slips of paper in a box. 

Thirty days later they returned with their boxes.  The counselor had the husband read all that was in the wife's box ~

He threw his clothes on the ground.

He didn't help the children with homework.

He left the toilet seat up...etc.

It was the wife's turn to read the husband's slips of paper.  On all thirty slips of paper, she read, "I love you."

He decided to love her instead of being critical and say anything negative about her.

So instead of thinking or saying critical things to or about your husband, start finding the good things about him.  Put your mind on what needs to change in you to become a better wife.  Start dwelling on the lovely, the pure, the good, and the holy.  Start obeying God.

 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 
Romans 12:2