Have you ever walked through a store with your husband? Sometimes you will fall behind as his steps get bigger and more purposeful. Sometimes you lead because you know where you are heading and what you're looking for. Occasionally you will fall in sync and walk together.
Your relationships with Jesus are a lot like this. There will be times when
spiritually he takes the lead and he seems as if he is closer to God at that moment. There are times when you may feel as if you're leading the charge. Maybe you spend more devotional time or time reading the Bible each day.
The problem comes when we try to look at our husband's path and judge it based on our own. We have to realize that we are different people and we are taking different journeys to get to the same destination. And that's perfectly okay. He's rarely going to be at the exact same part of the exact same path that you are. Those moments are rare and priceless, but it doesn't make the other moments any less important.
I think God created us this way for a reason because it is often at our low points or the points that we find ourselves faltering that you can see your spouse come along side you and lift you up, spiritually. And you do the same for him likewise. We are designed to work together for the benefit of each other, the marriage, and the family. We lift each other up, toward the ultimate goal of Heaven.