Always Choose Love
Scripture: “Give honor to marriage and remain faithful to one another in marriage.” Hebrews 13:4
Thought: ALWAYS CHOOSE LOVE. In the end, this is the only advice you need. If this is the guiding principle through which all your choices are governed, there is nothing that will threaten the happiness of your marriage. Love will always endure. In the end MARRIAGE isn’t about happily ever after. It’s about work. And a commitment to grow together and a willingness to continually invest in creating something that can endure eternity. Through that work, the happiness will come. Marriage is life, and it will bring ups and downs. Embracing all of the cycles and learning to learn from and love each experience will bring the strength and perspective to keep building, one brick at a time. These are lessons I learned the hard way. These are lessons I learned too late. But these are lessons I am learning and committed in carrying forward. Truth is, I LOVED being married, and in time, I will get married again, and when I do, I will build it with a foundation that will endure any storm and any amount of time. If you are reading this and find wisdom in my pain, share it to those young husbands whose hearts are still full of hope, and with those couples you may know who may have forgotten how to love. One of those men may be like I was, and in these hard earned lessons perhaps something will awaken in him and he will learn to be the man his lady has been waiting for. The woman that told him ‘I do’, and trusted her life with him, has been waiting for this man to step up. If you are reading this and your marriage isn’t what you want it to be, take 100% responsibility for YOUR PART in marriage, regardless of where your spouse is at, and commit to applying these lessons while there is time. MEN TAKE CHARGE – THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Commit to being an IMPRESSIVE LOVER. There is no greater challenge, and no greater prize. Your woman deserves that from you. Be the type of husband your wife can’t help but brag about.
Action: Everyday do something that will lead you closer to God and God will lead you closer to your spouse. “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you. This is a summary of all that is taught in the law of the prophets.” Matthew 7:12
Prayer: Lord, apart from you I desire nothing. Please help me re-center my love with You. I take responsibility to be the leader of our home. I desire the love for my spouse to be your kind of unconditional love. I desire to hear your words, “well done my faithful servant,” I desire to hear my spouse speak loving words from my actions, I desire to be the man you called me to be and to always chose love.