My husband annoys me. There. I said it. He has a habit that drives me NUTS! My attitude for years has been that when he does his annoying habit I must stop him, and I sit and stew and get angry inside. For example - if it happens while we're watching TV I don't say anything but I get so annoyed, angry and start stewing inside, sometimes glancing or starting at him until he stops. Immature on my part, I know! Now let me tell you it's a truly harmless habit & nobody probably notices but me, but I've let it eat me alive.
I've been really convicted as I study Proverbs 31 that maybe I'm the one with the problem! If it's not a big deal, why am I making it a big deal and letting my attitude and annoyance ruin my evening? So here's what I've been doing. Instead of getting angry, when I see him do his harmless habit I come up with one thing I am thankful for about him and I say a little silent thanksgiving prayer to God. Let me tell you...this has changed my mindset COMPLETELY! I say this not to brag or boast about my new attitude but to tell you IT WORKS and to suggest you try it. What does your hubby do that drive you crazy? That little tick that drives you nuts? Take that moment to thank God for him and it will completely change your outlook at that very moment. And realize we probably have habits that drive them nuts too! :)