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When Our Love and Perseverance Is Not Enough

August 15, 2018
The Husband Project

Happy final week of #TheHusbandProject! Katrina Wylie here, and can I just say how excited I am you’re here too?! You’ve stuck it out. Way to go, YOU!!

As we continue this final week of study, I wanted to share a simple truth God used to readjust my focus during this crazy amazing journey of learning to bless my man daily. A truth that carries with it a hope which we can carry with us beyond this last bend of the study, and out into our everyday marriages.

Are you ready?

Upon digging into my projects, it didn’t take long for two realizations to hit my heart:

  1. My love is not perfect.
  2. Perseverance is necessary.

Profound, I know. Ha!

Actually, I bet you knew that already. And really, I did, too. But here’s the kicker — are we ever supposed to love our husbands perfectly? And can or will our perseverance ever be enough?

If so, then boy am I in trouble! Been there, tried that, failed miserably.

But if not, well, then what are we supposed to do? What goal do we aim for instead?

Cue this week’s key verse:

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NIV 84)

Yes, this. Just this.

I’m guessing I’m not the only one who sometimes struggles with making the focal point all about me. But what an awesome reminder in our final memory verse for what this journey is REALLY about!

Our goal isn’t to make OUR love perfect, or OUR perseverance lasting. It’s to allow GOD to direct (manage, run, lead) our hearts into HIS love and CHRIST’S perseverance — the ONLY love that is perfect. And the ONLY perseverance which is limitless!

Our love is not enough.

Our perseverance is not enough.

But God’s love and Christ’s perseverance? THEY ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH!!

I’m so glad we serve a patient God who continually leads us back to Him when our focus needs realigning, aren’t you?

As we continue to concentrate on blessing our husbands beyond this study, and when our love and perseverance prove imperfect and not enough yet again, let’s retrieve and revisit this week’s verse, remembering ...

WE don’t have to be “enough.” We just have to be willing to allow our hearts to be directed daily into THE ONE WHO IS.

Reflect and Respond:

Take a moment to revisit our key verses from this study: Philippians 2:3, Hebrews 10:24, Psalm 37:23-24, 1 John 3:18, and 2 Thessalonians 3:5. Jot down in your OBS Journal what comes to mind about each and then decide: Which one do you most need to carry with you beyond this study, and why?

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