Lamentation Of A Husband   Leave a comment

    “If my wife knows that she is a direct beneficiary of my good vision, why does she fail to support it?”

     These were the words of a husband whose wife “disappointed” him. What really happened?

     The man is a retired worker in the private sector of the economy. He had spent all his life and income on the welfare of his household. The children were given the best in education to the pride of the family. In fact, these children can be called “the family investment”. The woman in the home (The home maker) has little contribution only known to her.

     After the husband’s retirement, things were not as usual. The man’s income is almost zero in that all his take-home from every part-time work he is engaged in cannot meet the needs of the family. Yet, the woman is still gainfully employed in government service. Many times there are pockets of rifts between the couple in respect of caring for the family. They are able to handle them because of their fath in Christ and the husband’s maturity.

     The home-maker always claim,
     “You are the head of the family, it is your sole responsibility to provide for your house-hold. No matter how rich I am, I must take from you.”

     This has been her motto during the man’s service years and after retirement until now.

     The husband loves to write and has written some books. He is trusting the Lord that He provides funds to publish them. He wants to introduce at least one of them into the market soonest.
     One day, some time ago, about two month into 2016, the two were discussing about the first book to publish. The man disclosed what the production cost will be ditto other costs. He also disclosed the target market that can never fail as well as the proposed selling price and the profit margin on the first impression of the Book.

     The wife was elated and she exclaimed,
     “Infact, I have to co-ordinanate the finances and direct the profit(s) of the books.”
     The husband looked at her with his index finger in his mouth inbetween his feet. “What’s happened?” the wife asked.
     “So, you know that you are worthy to be in charge of the cash proceeds from the books. Why have you not supported the publication of these books. You know how I wanted $50,000 only to start it; after running up and down without success, I chose to wait until the Lord opens a door.”

     “What are you driving at “she becomes anxious to know more.
     “Good of you! Towards the year end of 2015, you obtained a loan of $200,000 which you spent the way you wanted”. The man explained.
     “What’s new in that.”
     “Thank you , Don’t you know that if you had reserved $50,000 for the publication, at least on loan to me. You know I would repay you.”

     This almost degenerated into another round of argument, but the man dowsed the fire of ember that would have been fanned.

     Now, think on it, will she ever become the “Cash Director” she wanted? How soon would that be? Many people failed to realise that we are in partnership with God. He never fails to act well His own part but mankind truncate his own part. The book of Provebs states,
     “Whosoever keeps the fig tree will eat
          its fruit,
      So he who waits on his master will
          be honored.”    28:18. NKJV.

     Every woman has been created to be a builder of a home. To build one is one thing but to  build a happy one is another. Do you hope to reap bountifully from your home? Be wise and supportive of other people’s visions. You will surely derive expected and unexpected benefits from doing so. Do not cheat yourself. Do not be a loser? People love to shift the blame that emanate from their faults on another person. Where there is no one on whom to do this, they hold God responsible. They blame Him instead and not themselves. Act well your part and do so on time.
     Stay blessed and rapturable because the Lord is coming soon.

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Posted August 30, 2017 by 4thlink in For All

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