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“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

Yesterday, we talked about how wives can encourage their husbands to become spiritual leaders. Today, I want to talk about the flip side of that conversation.

Men, we are called to be the spiritual leaders of our homes. God wants us to lead our families and our marriages spiritually. However, many of us can have a difficult time with this calling because we don’t want to admit that we need help. We want to be seen as strong and competent. We don’t want to be put into a situation where we might fail. But we can’t let our fear of failure keep us from leading the way our Heavenly Father has called us to lead.

As hard as it might be, acknowledging that you need the Lord’s help is the best thing you can do. When you admit your failures, when you admit your sin, and when you admit your helplessness, you move into a position of power, the kind of power that comes from humility. It is in this position of humble power that God begins to move in your life.

You see, real men, real godly men are the kinds of husbands who are learning to both lead as well as lean into God, trusting Him to provide and guide for him. But that provision and guidance won’t come until we acknowledge the fact that we need help. I realize that idea goes against the grain of how we are wired. We want to be in charge. We want to have all the answers. But let’s face it, we don’t. Only God does. And the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to lead our families and lead our marriages the way God wants us to lead.

I would encourage you today to begin to pray and ask God to give you humility. Ask Him to help you acknowledge that you need Him. It is with this humble posture that you’ll be able to move forward in leadership the way God has called you to. That’s my prayer for you today.

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