Serving instead of Demanding


[Jesus said,] “Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28


The key that unlocks the door to a happy marriage is learning to serve your spouse. I must confess that it took me a number of years to discover this key. When I got married, I was thinking about how happy my wife was going to make me. When she did not perform to my satisfaction, I was disappointed, hurt, angry, and hostile. Not a pretty picture.


Have you been there? You make demands on your spouse and then get angry when he or she does not do what you demand. You might respond with, “Why don’t you do this? You know how important it is to me.” Or, “How could you do that? You know how it makes me feel.” With such statements, you try to manipulate your spouse’s behavior.


Have you discovered that it doesn’t work? People don’t respond well to demands. Instead, try serving. Jesus told his disciples that anyone who wants to be a leader needs to first be a servant. We should follow his example and serve others.


Try doing something for your spouse that you know he or she would like you to do. Developing your serve has far more potential than continuing to make demands. Do something good for your spouse today


Go ahead and do it, catch your spouse by surprise!!

Thereafter, ”Testimonies Please”

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