When I was entering the seventh grade, my best friend and I tried out for the Junior Varsity cheerleading squad. Neither one of us made it and I never tried out again.
However, now that I am a wife, I am a full-time cheerleader – for my husband. I believe that one of my responsibilities is to encourage and assist him every day.
You can join me on the squad! Here are three ways we can help our husbands be winners in life.
- Be your husband’s biggest cheerleader. Don’t leave it to his co-workers to tell him when he’s doing a great job; you be the one to applaud him for his achievements and build him up when he’s facing tough decisions.
- Support him in whatever he does. Pray for him. Learn what you can about his occupation so that you can intelligently converse with him about the work he’s doing.
- Listen when he wants to talk. Depending on your husband’s personality, he may or may not want to discuss work-related issues in detail, but if he does, give him your full attention. Be a sounding board; ask questions if appropriate, share your thoughts if he asks, but otherwise, just listen.
I am seeking to be more diligent about praying for my husband throughout the day. I am sure he has challenges that I know little of, so I pray for his physical safety, for strength to overcome temptation, and wisdom for each situation he encounters.
Rather than applauding an athletic team, I’m now striving to support the man that God has given me to serve.
Have you found ways to be a cheerleader for your husband?