Don’t let that title scare you … I’m going to make it better than it sounds.
Whether you’re a full-time working wife or stay-at-home “working” wife and maybe even mother, no matter how busy or relaxed your life is, we are all called to serve our husbands. And completely taking this out of the spiritual realm, it’s still something we are called to do. In most cultures and religions the wife is to be a servant of her husband, but this is something I see way too little of these days.
What would happen if you woke up one morning and asked your husband, “How may I serve you today?”
Would his jaw drop to the floor? Would he laugh and say – “are you kidding, or what do you want”? Or would he say, honey, just doing what you do everyday is a blessing. Well … I’m sure we’d all hope for the last one, but if serving your husband isn’t at the top of your priority list, I challenge you to try it and see what happens.
In 2014, I’m making it a top priority to serve others. In my household imparticularly I want to serve my husband. I always have, but on a larger scale. If as wives, we would serve our husbands on a daily basis, and have our priorities aligned properly, our lives would be much happier to live.
Sometimes, if not all times, you must drop your pride and ego to serve others. Sometimes it can be a very small thing. Giving someone your seat in a crowded waiting area, holding the door open for someone or picking up something that someone has dropped. I like to greet my husband when he gets home from work with something to drink or put his towel in the dryer while he’s in the shower and bring it to him nice and hot when he gets out. Doing these small things can make a huge impact on your relationships and by doing these things for strangers can impact their lives too. Being a Servant can mean many different things to different people but for me, it’s what I want the rest of my life to be about.
I stand on the truth of 2 Cor. 9:6, Luke 6:38 and Gal 6:7 … we will reap what we sow!! Plus, it just feels good to put others first and be a servant.
So I challenge you this … in the morning when you wake up … ask your husband, How may I serve you today? And see how things begin to change.