WHAT WILL YOU NOT BE ABLE TO SACRIFICE FOR YOUR HOME?
For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? (1Cor.4:7)
Anyone who is determined to keep his or her home must be ready to put his partner first before considering his own convenience. On many occasions, you may have to sacrifice something that is dear to you just for you to keep your home. Some of the areas in which you may likely be required to sacrifice are considered below:
You may discover that what gives you pleasure may be detestable to your spouse, and if you keep on indulging in it, you may be putting a wedge in the crack in the wall of your home making the crack wider with time. As a husband, you may need to suspend buying your dream car for a greater need in the home.
Many men are so busy that they can’t afford to spend time with their family. Agreed, there are some professions demanding so much time from people. If you are really committed to your home, there must be a way of doing it just to be able to sacrifice some time for your family and find it a pleasure to be with them. Some men are so used to spending time away from home that even during their annual leave, when they are supposed to make it up for the family, they will still rather be with their friends.
Every unit of time you spend with your spouse is a wise investment.
It may be the relationship between you and a friend that you have to sacrifice if it is competing with peace in your marriage. If your spouse is not comfortable with a particular friend of yours, you may need to pause and reconsider your friendship with that person, as there must be a reason why he/she is not comfortable with your friend. If you allow your home to break because of a friend, you will realize to your regrets later that the place of your spouse cannot be filled by your friend.
You may be required to sacrifice a considerable amount of money or other resources towards assisting your spouse to achieve a goal which will eventually be beneficial to the family. There are women for instance who will not think of assisting their husband while he is putting up the building which will eventually be used by the family. The mistake such women make is that they will not have record of any contribution towards the building of that home in future.
If you love your home, you must be ready to sacrifice anything for it, because it will definitely be less expensive than losing the home.
Discussion Points With Your Spouse
• Are there some things so dear to you that you may not be able to sacrifice if they are competing with the well-being of your home?
• How will you feel if there is a friend whose influence on your home is negative and your spouse refused to do something about it?
LORD, I acquire wisdom to love my home enough to be ready to sacrifice anything to keep it in Jesus’ name.
IF SOMETHING IS TOO PRECIOUS FOR YOU TO SACRIFICE FOR YOUR HOME, BY THE TIME YOUR HOME BREAKS, YOU WILL DISCOVER THAT YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF SELF DECEPTION. – Dr. Mike Oluniyi.