“Lord, let us encourage each other to achieve the dreams you give us individually and jointly.” -Ron Edmondson, 10 Great Prayers for Every Marriage
Hi there! First off, happy October!! Texas weather has started taking a turn for the best, with cooler mornings and leaves turning shades. Helloooo autumn!
So today and in recent weeks, I’ve been mulling over this concept of how we can help our spouses realize their potential. Do we realize that marriage is more than about being happy and helping each other “get through life”? (Wow, what a small vision for our marriages!)
As your spouse’s closest friend, confidante, and live-in partner, you have an up close & personal view of their life. You see what they may hide from others. You know their strengths & weaknesses all too well — and you’re privy to their heart’s desires.
As a wife, I have unique insight into my wonderful husband’s gifts and talents. I believe God designed it this way — that he & I could be powerful seers into each other’s lives & call out the gifts we notice on display there. We must pay attention to the seeds of greatness we notice starting to form tiny buds in our husband or wife’s life. And what greater way to encourage and build each other up than to SHARE what we see WITH our spouses?!
In many ways, when our spouse realizes their potential, so can we. It’s like climbing a mountain together. You’ve got each other’s backs, sharing resources, help, and encouragement all the way up. But you also wait patiently for the other when they need time to catch their breath, and you’re there to help should they stumble or get injured. And you’re most certainly there with them when they reach the top!
Not sure how to “call out your spouse’s potential” and help them realize their dreams? Here are some practical ideas. I hope you’ll get started on this TODAY