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Principles for a Successful Marriage

Do you take your spouse for granted?

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        “I am tired of being taken for granted! My spouse takes me for granted!  Have you ever made this statement?

Does your spouse do your laundry, cook meals for you, spend more time with the kids then you do, put gas in your car, clean the house, go grocery/household shopping?  These are services that never end and require someone to do them on a regular basis.  Who does these things in your house?  If you are married, you and your spouse may share these responsibilities.  However, in most cases one of you are probably doing these things on a consistent basis.  These duties are probably done so well that your spouse has grown accustomed and comfortable.

I know you may think that your spouse is doing what they are supposed to be doing, but let me just say that they don’t have to do the things they do.  Any service that you receive from your spouse or anyone should be greatly appreciated.  To take someone for granted is to;”Underestimate the value of that person, to expect someone or something to always be available and to expect them to serve without needing any recognition or thanks.”  

Are you guilty of taking your spouse for granted?  Perhaps you are the one who feels like you have been taken for granted.  Know that God sees and He knows everything that you do.  Although you may be serving your spouse and your family, I want to encourage you to serve as if you are doing it for the Lord.  Colossians 3:23-24 says, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. ” 

Remember! EVERYONE needs to be appreciated.  Even the nicest people get tired of being taken for granted.   When was the last time that you said thank you for the consistent services that your spouse provides to you or to the family?  There are so many ways to express your appreciation or to simply say; THANK YOU!  

Until next week . . .

 

Carolyn

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One thought on “Do you take your spouse for granted?

  1. Leasia Brooks on said:

    Thanks for an on time reminder and encouragement.

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