I actually do pretty well with the stop signs or red lights. I get it. Stop means stop. The red light means stop. If I disobey them there are consequences. I could get a traffic ticket or worse could have a wreck. I definitely get the green light. I love green lights. The more green lights I make on my way somewhere the better. I used to play a ‘green light’ game in my head. If I was going somewhere and knew there were ten traffic lights between me and my destination, I would see how many green lights I could make out of the ten. Talk about needing a life!
But caution? I think that is for someone else. I don’t have time for caution. If the traffic light turns yellow, I still look at it as green. If the sign says ‘caution,’ I will momentarily take my foot off of the gas pedal but quickly accelerate again. Caution is not something I do well.
What about the caution signs in my marriage? Nancy’s primary love language is quality time. If we go too long without a date night, our marriage suffers. I need to watch the caution signs. If Nancy is sharing something with me and my mind gets distracted and she gets frustrated because I am not listening, I need to heed the caution sign. If for any reason she thinks she is not the most important person in my life, I need to see the caution sign. Caution signs are essential to my marriage and I need to obey them.
What are the caution signs in your marriage? Are you obeying them or running right past them? Look for caution signs in your marriage today.