We all like to be right. Some of us like to be right even when we know we are wrong. Many of us have a hard time admitting when we are wrong. Are you one of these people? Maybe your husband is.
Well my husband and I both like to be right. Him more so than me. (smiles) There are times when I think I am right. But then there are times I know I am right. For example, there is a road in our town that they have been doing construction on. One day recently we were driving on this road and I asked my hubby if he knew what they were doing. He said they were making it a four lane road (two lanes going each direction). I told him that couldn't be it because it was already a four lane road before the construction. It was only two lane while they worked on the other side. He thought,well he thought he knew, he was right. I knew I was right. I drive on this road often. If you looked closely you could see where old lines were, the old stop lights and look up the road a bit and see the full four lanes. So I knew that this time I was right. There was no question. We were both starting to get upset when God nudged my heart.
Why did this matter?We were both starting to get upset over how many lanes were on a road! It was not important. It was really quite silly. That is when I decided to say, okay. Okay, if you say there were only two lanes, that is fine.
I am learning that there are some things just not worth arguing over. Who is right? Who is wrong? On bigger, important issues, yes we need to resolve them. But today we are talking about the little things.
Sisters, if you are right, whether you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are right or you just think you are right, stop and ask yourself. Does it really matter? Is it worth fighting over? Is it going to change anything? If they answer to these is no, let it go!
Oh and on those occasions when our men admit they were wrong, be gracious about it. Do not say "I told you so" or rub it in. And when you know you are wrong, humble yourself and admit it.
Let's learn to pick our battles and let the little things go.