If two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?
You complete me.
If you have ever seen the movie, Jerry Maguire, you know that line all too well. It is a moment in the movie when Jerry tells his girlfriend Dorothy that he loves her. It now has become an often-repeated sentiment that people to say to their significant other, but what does it really mean? How is it possible for us to “complete” another person? Let’s see what God had in mind with the whole idea of completing each other.
Back at the beginning, God always intended for us to complete each other. He created man and woman to be a perfect complement to each other. A marriage is the union of two people who were designed to complement each other and not distract. God purposely created us with unique gifts, talents, dreams and desires. We are not meant to be like robots and do everything the same way. Could you imagine how boring life would be if there was no difference between you and your husband? Your life would be mundane because you would always know what to expect, what the other thought, how the other would react, and even how he would cook. I used to cook all the time when we first got married, but when I found out my husband was an outstanding cook, I was thrilled! I was so happy that we were different because our dinners would have been pretty boring for the last 10 years if it was left up to me! God knows what he is doing! We are a perfect complement to each other.
When we learn to enjoy and accept the differences in each other, we open ourselves up to a better understanding of how God intended our marriages to be. Many times we look at the differences as a bad thing, when in fact, in most cases, they are a glorious thing. In a note to the husbands, please understand that God has given women a special gift of discernment and that “women’s intutition” is a real and godly quality we possess. God made women to complete their husbands. It is not mistake that God knew Adam needed a partner and would not be complete without Eve. If there are decisions to be made in the family, a woman’s discernment need to be taken into consideration.
Do not get stuck in the differences welcome them. Your marriage will be blessed by it.
Recognize that your spouse is integral to your future success. Let them know today that you desire to include them in your upcoming decisions, and that you need their perspective and counsel. If you have ignored their input in the past, admit your oversight and ask them to forgive you.
At the end of the day, answer these questions:
1. What are some upcoming decisions you can make together?
2. What did you learn today about the role of your mate?
Congratulations! You have completed Day 33! Tomorrow’s dare is Love Celebrates Godliness.