Are You Happy Now?

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are you happy“I want you to be happy, but…”

These are the words from my husband that changed my thought process regarding the most recent “life-dilemma” that we’ve been dealing with over the past few days. Nothing major…but a dilemma nonetheless.

Even though I haven’t said much, He knows I’m not happy. Clearly, I’m a pro at the non-verbal communication skills lol. What can I say…? I’m God’s work in progress. However, the decision he made regarding this dilemma is for the best.
So I submit & trust him. Especially since I know he put a lot of thought & prayer into it. Now, I may not like the decision PRESENTLY but, truth be told, I’ll probably be happy with the decision in the long run.
Plus, another truth be told, I’ve always known that he made right decision. I just don’t LIKE the decision!

This reminds me of the scripture, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. And lean not on your own understanding…” (Proverbs 3:5,6).
God sees the end from the beginning and sometimes doesn’t allow some things that I may desire (but oh, how I really wish that He would!). I may not like it, but if I keep in mind that He knows me better than I know myself, that He’s a loving God & would never want to hurt me, that He’d rather me be disappointed for some time than to see me lost…then I can trust His decision, knowing that ALL things really do work together for good (Romans 8:28).

So that’s how I’ve chosen to look at our current dilemma. My husband loves me & his family. He only wants the best for us, even if it means I’m a little unhappy or disappointed for the time being. He is looking at long-term; I was looking at “NOW-term” lol.

So, am i happy NOW? Not so much…
But I’m 100{27137a86aa7d9cdfea4ba1def08dc828a168f4c684c8f7b748a0d9ae77799d7a} behind that guy & the decision he made, whether I like it or not. It sounds weird huh…? To support someone on a decision that you’re not happy with. But that’s what wives do. They submit. And I’m not afraid or ashamed to. Because it’s biblical. And I trust him. Because I know I’ll be happy…THEN.

Be blessed,
~Denise

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    Michael TheMentor Wright

    I appreciate the message of submission as standing behind the decision of your spouse. It may have more impact if you give away more detail on the decision. You don't have to tell ALL, but you could locate it broadly as Money, Home, Children, Work, or Church -related.

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