When I was driving home from work the other day, God revealed to me a correlation between my attitude directly towards my car and an attitude towards marriage that many people experience, myself included.
My husband and I recently invested a large amount of money to get a few things fixed in our car. Less than two days after having our car back from the shop, the battery light began flickering as we headed down the freeway. An anger rose from the core of my being!
How could we invest so much and still have problems with our car?
My immediate response was an attitude of disgust and despise. At that moment I was ready to dump the clunk of metal and jump into a brand new car! In fact, during the process of taking it back to the shop to get it checked out again, I could not stop entertaining the idea that we needed a new car.
It is as if I accept my car until it breaks, then it no longer has value to me. And if I choose to invest into the repairs, I complain the entire time about it.
We soon discovered that the blinking light was just a short, other than that our car was perfectly fine. The news was enough to settle my fury, but I still couldn’t stop day dreaming about owning a new car, all while complaining about ours.
This is where the connection of my attitude towards my car and marriage came in.
I humbly admit that there have been times, early in my marriage when I got upset, feeling as if my investment was being wasted, overwhelmed with the idea that it would be better for me to drop all that I have for someone “new!” Or if we chose to work through an issue, I complained about it the whole way. Read Full Article