Many times, as women, we will have a 'problem' and then look everywhere to find a solution.
We will search high....
We will ask our girlfriends.
We will write complete strangers in magazines and newspapers.
We will even ask on other people's blogs.
or sometimes even on Facebook.
We might even do a google search...:)
And we forget to ask our husbands!
The very man that God has placed in our lives to give us wisdom and direction!
When I was a young Christian I was fortunate to have a mentor always ask me "have you asked your husband?" ...
At first, I thought it to be strange. Ask my husband? What does he have to do with it???
But she was right by always pointing me to him. And the great thing was that she would always tell me her stories about asking her husband--(yes, there are women that actually do this!) What an example!
So what did I do? Well, I started to ask my husband. And something special started to happen---I could tell that he felt more respected since I wanted his opinion. I didn't have to go to the Pastor, the pastor's wife or my Bible study leader...no, just Him. And the Lord used him mightily to give me the answers that I needed AND to teach me a thing or two about humility and deferring to him. The more questions I asked, the better he got at answering them too. He knew I valued his opinion and would try to answer the best that he could.
So next time---ask your husband!
And see what the Lord will do through him...
(Note: I am not referring to those who occasionally ask for advice, as it is good to get wise counsel-- but to those that might always ask others or valuing their opinion more, never thinking twice of asking their husbands first.)