“Aim to Please!”
Why is it that we know what will please our spouse but sometimes we refuse to do it? I think this happens when we are operating in our flesh and only thinking about ourselves. I know that I am guilty! Last week, I wrote about earning a good “Marriage Report Card.” I hope everyone was inspired to make good grades with their spouse. This week I want to provide you with a focus that is sure to help you earn some good grades in your marriage relationship.
Good grades are obtained when you find out what is required and you meet the requirements. If the teacher says you have to read two books, turn in two 20 page papers, take a quiz and a test, you would. You may not like the requirements but if you want to make good grades, you will do everything necessary to make good grades. In other words, you “Aim to please!”
I encourage you to “Aim to please!” Our first goal should always be to please God. Secondly, we should aim to please our spouse. God is pleased when we please our spouse. Make a list of some of the things that you know pleases your spouse. Be intentional about doing something everyday. If you know that your husband likes a neat house, aim to please! If you know that your wife likes when you help with the kids in the evening, aim to please. Study your spouse and find out what pleases him/her. Do it! Don’t withhold good from your spouse.
In the book of Esther there are several verses where Esther says “If it pleases the king” (Esther 5:4, Esther 1:19, Esther 9:13). If we want to maintain a happy and successful marriage this should be in the forefront of our minds. If it pleases my husband or if it pleases my wife I will do . . .
This week’s message is simple, “AIM TO PLEASE!”
Until next week . . .