"I Got This"
How many times, as a husband, have you said this one. "I Got This"! We say it when it comes to anything and everything that may be hard for someone else.
We say, "I Got This" to prove ourselves! We say "I Got This" to beat on our chest to say "look everyone this person couldn't, but I can overcome this!" Why? Because, "I Got This"!
I am the king of this! Well, I'm also the king of making an utter fool of myself.
I remember a time when I was explaining to my wife, now that I was on this flag football team I was hoping to show her I still had it. I was going to intercept a pass, run it into the end zone, and right at the goal line, front flip right in,(I was being extra). Then, it happened! I got the interception, I ran it into the end zone and I flipped in. The crazy thing was, the touchdown was called back because of a penalty, and my front flip was a front flop, where I landed directly on my back(and had back spasms for weeks. Probably still the cause of them to this day). I was so full of the thought, "I Got This", I couldn't hear anyone telling me to stop and comeback and prevent me from my embarrassment. This sounds crazy right! This is, however, how we sometimes approach temptation in our marriage. As if we can't be tempted because, "I Got This". I'm stronger than the temptation. I can't be tempted. I am not like other men. I'm not like my father. I, I ,I.
So That Satan May Not Tempt You
Paul wrote this in 1 Corinthians to married couples: 1 Corinthians 7:3-5; 3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your LACK of self-control.
"We got This"
From what I read, there are a couple of points. My body belongs to my wife and her only(A good thing!). My wife's body belongs to me and to me only(Another good thing!). We should only deprive each other of each others bodies for a short time(Paul says limited and I would add, very limited). And finally, why? So as to not be tempted by the tempter himself, Satan. It's not that God hasn't given us the authority over our enemy, He has. Our Father has also given us a gift in our spouse that we don't have to feel like "I Got It". We don't have to feel like the fight of adultery has to be fought off by ourselves. There is obedience in coming together over and over and over again to become one. There is also protection from the temptations of the enemy. There is a saving from the making an utter fool of ourselves.
So together, we and our beautiful God given wives can say "We got this"!