When are we ever going to start doing family devotions?
Why don't you finish those projects I asked you to do months ago?
How come I have to do all the work around here?
A constant dripping on a day of steady rain and a contentious woman are alike;
It's hard not to be drippy, especially if you have a husband who is laid back by nature. You feel like without your prodding nothing would ever get done. You feel like you have to be the driving force behind the household. You feel like you must remind your husband over and over and over.
Ladies, it's time to plug up the leak and stop the drip!
The leak started because you thought your husband was being lazy or you thought your way was
best or you thought your entire household would crash in on you if you didn't say something. The leak happened because you forgot Who was in charge. Not your husband, not you, but God!
The dripping started because you failed to bring your concerns to your husband in a respectful manner. You didn't want to take the time to be humble and patient. You wanted what you wanted and you wanted it now.
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit.
Your reasons and requests might have validity. They might be exactly what your family needs. But if the delivery of your concerns is drippy, your husband will soon be underwater and unable to hear anything you say.
We need to learn to respect our husbands even when we think they have failed us. We need to teach our children to respect their father by our actions and our words. We need to trust that the Lord has not left us all alone in the matter; that He knows our cares and will answer the cries of our hearts without us raining on our husbands with contention and arguments.
We have to learn to stop dripping and start blessing!