Guys what life are you giving up?
Over the last week I have heard stories of husbands that would rather hang out with their buddies then with their families. The situation that was explained to me was a group of guys where hanging out at one house watching sports while their wives and kids were at another house. But then it came time where one of the husbands said “Got to go and be with my daughter while my wife goes some where.” With that the others make comments about just need to to be away. In fact at one point in time one wife returns to the house where the guys are at and is told to just go home he will be there later.
The question that I have are what the crap are these guys thinking? Did they think that marriage and fatherhood were weekend jobs? That they could still hanging out with their high school buddies and just show up at home when it fit there needs? What we need to realize is that no matter what we are called to first be husbands and then dad’s that in these two places that we might hold is a great responsibility and a great opportunity. For many of us this is the opportunity for us to break the cycles of life that we have had to live with, abusive dads, absentee dads, angry dads, and dads that were just lost. It is my prayer that the guys that read this realize that they are really not giving anything up, but really gaining so much. You will be gaining a wife that honors and loves you, you will gain kids that will not want just your cash but you.
Ephes. 5:25 (NLT) And you husbands must love your wives with the same love Christ showed the church. He gave up his life for her
You see Jesus gave up His life so that we might have life. So that we might have a life that is great. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t take some work and some sacrifice. So really guys what life are you really giving up? Or are you gaining? The choice is up to you!