Change Your Heart Not Your Spouse

Change Your Heart Not Your Spouse

Change Your Heart Not Your Spouse

Have you ever been so desperate for something to change in your marriage that you cry out to God, and most of your prayer sounds like this… “God, change my husband?”

I know I’ve been there and I want to encourage you today to work at changing your own heart instead of trying to change  your spouse.

The Bible speaks many times about the condition of our heart.

Proverbs 4:23  Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

Proverbs tells us that we should guard our hearts, for it is the wellspring of life.

Well, what does that really mean?

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a wellspring as a source of continual supply.

If we want to live our lives to the fullest, if we want a continual supply of life, we need to guard our hearts. Sometimes this doesn’t look like what we think it does though.

Sometimes it means allowing God to search our hearts and find the areas we aren’t being faithful to Him.

 Proverbs 139:23  Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.

Have you ever wondered if maybe your heart needs a little work when you’re too busy focusing on your husband’s faults?

When did we stop allowing God to work in our own hearts and demanding He change someone else?

I’ve learned over the years, you cannot change anyone else. You can only change your attitude toward a situation.

I encourage you today to take some time if you’re in this place and pray and ask God to give you peace and to change your attitude toward your husband.

If you begin to see him the way God sees him, chances are you’ll begin to see the things you desire in him as well.

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