Have you ever played chess? Well, the goal in chess is to corner the king so that any move he makes will cause him to be captured...."check & checkmate"! The king can move in any direction, but only one space at a time. Capturing him is how you win, but the most powerful piece on the board is the queen! The queen's purpose is to protect the king. To fulfill that purpose, she can move in every direction and from one end of the board to the other in one move. That is why she is so powerful.
Now follow that analogy into a kingdom marriage, where your husband is the king and you are the queen. As "king" your husband is your leader, protector and provider--physically and emotionally. The enemy knows he "wins" if he can get your husband cornered--trapped on all sides and unable to move without being captured. He is the leader. Want to win? Take out the leader.
So often, I hear a husband talk about their wife being their queen. Yes that is so true! Wives embrace that title and also think of the chess game. YOU have the power and authority to protect your husband. You look at your big, strong man and shake your head and think "I don't need to protect him. He can take care of himself". NO! You aren't thinking about the spiritual battle that rages. Every believer knows this verse: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Your power, speed and versatility comes on the spiritual chessboard!
Wives, today I want to encourage you to watch as well as pray daily for your husbands. There are traps, snares and opportunities set up to "capture" your husband; all with the goal of fragmenting the family. Nothing makes Satan and his minions tremble more than a unified marriage and family. Know the enemy and his tactics. Be wise and discerning. Learn to discern the attacks of the enemy and do battle from a spiritual perspective. Your husband is not your enemy. Your husband is not your child. Your husband is not your "problem". He is the king/leader of your family, whether he has stepped up to that responsibility yet or not. If he hasn't yet, pray for him and help him to grow into that responsibility. The past is the past. Today is a new day. Go forward with a greater understanding of your responsibility as the queen of your family. You have been given the power to handle it. And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.