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 in 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. We should not 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, sin, and helplessness, you move into a position of power. This is the kind of power that comes from humility. It is in this position of humble power where God begins to move in your life.
Real godly men are the kind of husbands who are learning to lead as well as lean into God, trusting Him to provide and guide him. That provision and guidance won’t come until we acknowledge that we need help. This idea might go against the grain of how we are wired. We want to be in charge and have all the answers. Let’s face it, we don’t; only God does. The sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to lead our families and marriages the way God wants us to lead.
I encourage you today 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 will be able to move forward in leadership the way God has called you to do. This is my prayer for you today.