Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Marriage is a Team

Yesterday I talked about the importance of waiting for God's best. Some of you may not think you deserve that, others of you may not believe someone that great is even out there, but I'm here to tell you some things about marriage that will make you strive for the best God has for you even more.

Marriage is a team. The bible talks about being "unequally yoked" in the new testament. What does that mean? Think about 2 horses (because to be honest, who really knows what an ox looks like?) picture these 2 horses hitched up to the same wagon. They're both responsible for pulling the wagon from point A to point B. If one of the horses decides to be lazy, while the other one is running full force towards the goal, the wagon will most likely tip over, causing a huge scene of chaos.
On the other hand, if they are both extremely excited about what the master wants them to do, and they both are running full force with careful steps toward the destination, they will arrive confidently and give their master something to be pleased about.

Think of marriage as the wagon and you and your future mate are the horses hitched to it. If both of you are not motivated to run at the same speed, you will have chaos and heartache. This is something you need to think about while you are dating or courting. Do your ministry goals line up? Are you equally motivated for success? Are you both willing to work hard on projects? Is God and religion more important to one of you?

Now picture the same thing, but both of you are running in the same race. You both want God more than anything in your life. You both want to see people come to Christ and are very
passionate about serving others. You are working your butt of to achieve success at work, and he just got promoted after years of persistence. Together you can both run towards the same goal at full speed and know that your wagon will make it there. You are a team. You are in it together for the long hall and together ya'll will make things happen.

I have a special friend who I am always reminding how awesome his ministry will be when he gets married, if he waits and gets married to the girl God picked out for him. If the both of them are fully focused and committed to God, then together they will bring him so much glory and fruit.

A new favorite quote of mine from Boy Meets Girl says,
You know you're ready to get married when you glorify God
more together than you do as individuals.

How true that is. Don't marry someone unless you can honestly answer yes to that question. God has big plans for you, be patient and wait for them.