Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day Seven. Otherwise known as, my hardest day. (So far.)

30-Day Husband Encouragement Challenge for Wives

"Do not overwork to be rich; because of your own understanding, cease!...for riches certainly make themselves wings..."  Proverbs 23:4-5
"That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, that I may fill their treasuries."  Proverbs 8:21

I am to ask myself today, "Am I being negative toward my husband in the area of finances?"

Ouch.

Actually, it's not so much that I'm necessarily negative as much as I am oblivious.  And when you are married to someone who is a financial god makes their living dealing with costs and numbers, that is probably one of the most frustrating things ever.  

I know that I am far from being a "shopaholic", and I am pretty sure that The Husband knows that too.  I think all he wants for me to be is careful with my spending, and be aware of where our money is going.  He took the time and energy to create a budget for our family, and for me to not take an interest in it would be like him not paying attention to something I work on... I guess like our family calendar.  

The Husband is my hero when it comes to our money.  I trust his judgement completely and I am so thankful that I am able to.  Earlier in our marriage, before he got the job he has now, there was a time when things were really tight.  But I knew that our needs were going to be met.  Not just because The Husband is awesome with money, but because The Husband has always been faithful with money, and I knew God would be looking out for us.

So, dear husband, please, please, please know that I know that you know what you are doing with our money.  I am so thankful that you are faithful with what God has given you, and I do appreciate the time you spend concentrating on our numbers, even after spending many hours at work concentrating on those numbers.  I know I need to work on taking an interest in our finances, so please pray for me on that -- I'll be praying too, but the more the merrier.

I think you're a genius and I have so much peace knowing that I can trust you to take care of us.

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5 comments:

Renee Ann said...

I came to visit from The Girl Next Door contest and ended up following through GFC. Love the husband encouragement challenge you're doing! Blessings on your family!

Home In The Hollow said...

You are very fortunate to have a man like that!...:)JP

shortmama said...

My hubs and I do our budget together so that we both know where our money is going

MiMi said...

Money is so hard. We are BOTH learning to trust God with this and not try so hard to trust ourselves with it.

Snuggle Wasteland said...

This is a touchy subject for us, too. We both need to do better at budgeting. And now the holidays are upon us. Ouch.