House Divided

Competitive spirit. Passion to win. Drive to be the best. These qualities we admire in our husbands as they coach, but most women don’t want these characteristics to carry over into the marriage- even though coaches’ wives can be over the top competitors as well! Being competitive is defined this way: “…trying to win a contest or be more successful than others…having a strong desire to win or be the best at something.”

Who doesn’t want to win? Be the best? Be RIGHT? Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we are on the same team, but when we do remember and live that way, the “win” can be a victorious, unified marriage.

“If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” - Mark 3:25

However, if your family does thrive on constant competition, be encouraged to take your family’s competitive spirit and find ways to win at serving each other. Maybe even compete to be the first to take out the trash! Or to be the best dish washer! Just some ideas…
 ”Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.”- Hebrews 10:24
 Lord, please give us humility and unity in our marriages, a desire to serve each other, and a passion to have a victorious home. We need You and thank You for the opportunity to win as a family! Amen!
 -Candace Lane

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