“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions?…So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Issac on the altar? You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete.”– James 2:14a, 17, 21-22 NLT
Now that we’ve identified the change we want in our marriages this year, equipped ourselves to stand against the obstacles that will come our way, and set our minds for awesomeness in our marriages, it’s time to take a look at our modes of operation (M.O.’s).
Each of us has a mode of operation, our well established “way” of approaching life. For instance, part of my M.O. is to try to avoid confrontation. There was a time when I lived for the chance to give someone a piece of my mind, but those days are long gone. Now I strive to maintain peace at all times.
While this can be a good thing, sometimes I walk a thin line between avoiding confrontation and straight out avoidance. There have been times that my pursuit of peace has allowed frustration to build to a level that results in an EXPLOSION when it is finally released.
To achieve the lasting results I desire in my marriage this must change!
Are there any aspects of your M.O. that will need to be adjusted to support the change that is coming in your marriage?