4 Ways to Motivate Your Man Towards Greatness

Are you helping your man be the best that God wants him to be? Check out these 4 ways to motivate him toward greatness!

Have you heard this joke? 

The president is walking with his wife when they see one of her ex-boyfriends in a less than appealing occupation. The president says,”If you hadn’t married me, you might be married to that guy.” The first lady replies, “If I had married him, he’d be president.”

 You’ve heard the saying, behind every man is a good woman, right? Do you believe that’s true? Do you believe that as a wife your called to stand by your husband and motivate him on to greatness? The bible says this about the Proverbs 31 Woman:

“Her husband is known in the gates 
when he sits among the elders of the land.”
-Prov. 31:23
Her husband is known because of his wife! People know and respect him in part because he has such a strong, encouraging, and trustworthy wife. She cares about his reputation and seeks to build him up rather than tear him down. 
Not all men are destined to be the president, but God does have a specific plan for our husbands that we as wives play a crucial role in either hindering or helping. Just imagine what your husband could accomplish for God’s kingdom with all of your love and support! 
Here are some practical ways you can start motivating your man to be all that God has created him to be:


Pray for Him. We as women tend to be nags, when we don’t feel our husbands are acting quite right. But, what if we quit nagging and started praying? What if we started telling God our hopes and dreams about what we want our husbands to become? Can you imagine the awesome way God would begin to work in our husbands lives?

Believe in Him. As wives we have a huge influence over our husbands confidence level. We have to believe in them and be their biggest cheerleaders. If a man knows that his wife believes in him then he begins to feel that he can do anything! The opposite is also true, if a man thinks his wife doesn’t believe in him or respect him then his confidence level goes wayyy down. Believe in the amazing man of God that he is or will come to be!

Dream with Him. God put lots of talent and aspiration into our men and we need to let them be free to dream and really believe that they can fulfill those dreams without bringing them down. We need to give our men the freedom to dream about what they can accomplish with God’s help.

Respect Him. All men need and desire respect, especially from their wives. We need to respect their knowledge and abilities. If a man thinks his wife doesn’t respect him that’s like a wife feeling like his husband doesn’t love her. MEN NEED RESPECT!!

What would you add to the list?
Do you have any advice about motivating your man?
I’d love to hear it!!

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  1. What a wonderful list. My husband and I have been married 19 and 1/2 years. It has been so important for our marriage to put Jesus first. By doing so, we have been able to overlook things, keep our mouths closed at times, and not keep score of hurts. I am amazed and so grateful to God for our family and our love. :)
  2. Fantastic list! If I had to add one, it would be sacrifice for him. We live in a day and age where it's all about us. Focusing on OUR wants and needs and how our man should please us. That's not the Biblical standard. We are to look to others needs FIRST. I am convinced there is no better way to show your husband you love him, than by whole-heartedly sacrificing for him. :) Great article. Thank you for linking up to Frugal Friday. :)
    1. Thanks for stopping by Sarah! I think sacrifice is a great one to add. Just imagine how strong marriages would be if more people put their spouse first. Have a great day!
  3. Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband safely trust her. This is a key statement for the virtuous women, when the virtue leaves so will the trust. Men are sight driven, if we can not see the women stiving for her best self it will either cripple the man or cause his heart to move on without her. There is nothing like a strong confident women, when a man connects with that type of women, the possibilities for the man becomes much greater. Great article!
  4. I have put my partner 1st. Built him up and found every great opportunity I can for him ... He is silent and distant with me and not everyone else. Now.. He has a good job working with people he lilea and feels fantastic since working beside another woman... He cleans up great for work and doeant make any time for us. Now that he is feeling good I want to in his accomplishments. Yet I see it is another woman who is taken. .. Bringing out his best. When he is home he is emerged in a video game or TV. No tolerance for having talks or social with me. Vie brought him through so much including depression and low self esteem. Now it is as if I am not even standing here. No flowers for me. Any talk of romance angers him. Yet he talks open with EVERYONE. Including this woman. I want to stay as supportive as I am. Yet I will be honest. I cannot continue like this ... Watching as he gives the beat of himself to someone or everyone else.
    1. I'm so sorry. You're only responsible for yourself and if your partner is unwilling to work with you or go to counseling, then I'm not sure there is much more you could do besides pray.

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