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When He’s Not the Spiritual Leader{And a Titus 2sday Link Up}!

Guest contributor, Sonya from Becoming a Strong Woman of God

Many women are struggling with husbands who are not stepping up and taking on the role of a spiritual leader as we see outlined in the Bible. In today’s world we need them more then ever to step up to this great call from God.

BUT… The reality is that some of our husbands need lifting and encouraging in this area and this is where WE come in. Our encouragement will give them the confidence they need to step up.

Encouraging our husband’s right where they are and praying for them is our job. Stirring their heart, is God’s.

I know most of us come into the marriage with great expectations about how the marriage will “look” and when it does not look that way we start to carry resentment around. Then before you know it resentment becomes your best friend and the husband gets pushed away left to feel judged and not good enough.

This is not what we want for our husbands. We want them to lead our homes, our children, and us as God commands them to do, however it will happen in God’s timing! That is something we all have to learn to live with. God knows best, not us.

We have to trust God and His promises to bring our husbands to lead the home. In the mean time we can lift him up and encourage him to be the best he can be right where he is.

Let’s look at some ways we can help:

  1. Suggest things you would like to see in the home: praying, devotions and such.
  2. Encourage him to participate with you or suggest that he lead. If he is not ready then be loving about it and pray that God will move in his heart. He will come around again at God’s perfect timing!
  3. Avoid showing frustration if he is not stepping up. Remember God is bigger then us and he will move him to lead when in His time.
  4. Put away any resentment and with patience pray for him daily.
  5. Cheerfully help him right where he is without grumbling or complaint.
  6. Seek God when he is falling short.
  7. Allow God to be the one to stir his heart.

For the husband is the head of the wife,
as Christ also is the head of the church,
He Himself being the Savior of the body.
~ Ephesians 5:23

This is God’s promise, trusting in God to bring our husbands to this spiritual role as a leader and loving him right where he is, in his walk with God, will draw him to where God has called him to be–the leader.

Then the LORD God said,
“It is not good for the man to be alone;
I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
~ Genesis 2:18

We are his “help mate” and there are times he needs our help to step up until he is ready. Take on this role with joy knowing that God is in control and His promise will come to be at his perfect timing.

Thank you to Sonya for being our guest host today. Please visit Sonya at her blog, Becoming a Strong Woman of God:

You are loved by an almighty God,


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