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Water always finds the crack in a cup, no matter how small. This is just the nature of water.

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Even if the cup is 99% solid, water will still find that 1% with the crack in it.

We might think this is unfair. Why focus on such a small crack? But water is not concerned with fairness; it simply flows into the crack and drips because it is water, and this is what water does.

We can either accept the dripping or patch the crack, but water will be water either way. And there is no need to blame the water for its nature.

The same is true in life and relationships. The feminine presence often functions like water in our life.

For instance, in marriage, whatever flaw or shortcoming we might have, our wives pour into it like water in the crack of a cup.

Generally speaking, we can be solid and upstanding men, but that one area that “needs improvement,” no matter how small, seems to catch our wives attention without fail.

It is tempting to accuse them of being unfair for focusing on our faults and seeming to miss our strength in other areas.

However, like water, there is no need to blame our wives for being sensitive to the cracks in our character or behavior. This is simply how God has designed them, and it is for our benefit.

While frustrating in the moment, this sensitivity of our wives keeps us from settling for anything less than God’s best for us as men.

We no longer have the luxury of ignoring our cracks and this pushes us toward our potential.

So, don’t waste energy blaming the water for being water. Be grateful and bless it.

Allow the water to reveal all those hidden areas in your life that still need attention.

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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