Thinking about getting married?
Here are some questions to ask yourself about the person you're considering:
1. Do they love God more than they love you? As flattering as it may be to have someone adore you, it is vital that you not come first in their life. You do not want to be an idol. God will not bless idolatry.
2. Do they have respectful, healthy relationships with their parents and siblings? The way they already do family relationships is what you can expect from them if you start a new family with them. Spend a lot of time with them and their family together so that you can get a good idea of what is in store for you.
3. Do they have the same life mission as you? It will be very hard to accomplish your heart’s mission if you are tied to someone who is headed in a different direction than you are.
Once you are married, you have a life time to grow and strategize together in your life mission. Every family should take time to formulate their mission.
What does your family bring to the world to make it a better place?
If you find that you are not headed in the same direction as your spouse, bailing on them is not an option. You will need to find a new mission that you both can invest in.
God is completely committed to helping you have a bright future. He is so faithful to complete the work that He has started in you. It is hard to get off track when you have a sincere desire to follow Him.
He even takes your mistakes and weaves them into your destiny to make your story powerful. He redeems every messy situation to the core.
Think of a wall with a hole knocked into it. God doesn’t just slap some scotch tape and spray paint onto it. He does a thorough repair job to the point that the wall looks brand new.
Destiny key: Don’t be overwhelmed by trying to figure out God’s will for your life. Submit yourself to God and your leaders, get into a place of peace, and do what God is putting in your heart.
For I am confident of this very thing,
that He who began a good work in you
will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
(This post is an excerpt from Diary of a Missionary Kid - Filled With Strategy to Unlock Your Destiny)
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