Serving the Lord is certainly the most privileged missions a man can have. But what is God’s greatest desire for man? We must certainly have the priorities right.
Going back to the book of all beginnings, God first made man and then created family. It is to them He commanded to tend the garden and have dominion over everything else.
What we often forget is that we cannot tend the garden if we have not taken care of ourselves first and the partner God has given us.
Start With Your Self
To be a great husband or wife would require for you to die to yourself. It is in that dying to yourself and putting others ahead of you that you will also learn the principle of what real ministry is.
That means your first ministry is to yourself. This is crucial to both singles as well as the married. It is the preparation of you that prepares you to tend to your partner.
An ‘unfinished you’ is an emotional and mental expense to your partner. Does that mean you can be perfect before your marriage? Not at all! And I am a personal witness to how much more I know I have to be shaped.
However, it is important that you do your best for your marriage. To become the man and woman that God has called you to be will also mean to become a blessing to your other half! [ClickToTweet]
So if you are single, you must start working on seeing the world outside you as Christ would. Start with working on the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, etc. (Galatians 5:22 (ESV))
Find great role models that you can imitate in marriage. It doesn’t matter how old you are or if you are nowhere close to marriage; start now by developing a matured heart.
If you are married, it’s never too late to start now. If you cannot treat your spouse well, you cannot treat the body of Christ well.
Marriage is the greatest platform for you to practise what you preach. Moreover, in dying to yourself to put your partner ahead of you, you learn to practise the fruit of the Spirit, thereby causing your character to sharpen your effectiveness in the Spirit realm.
Unfortunately, this may not be something visible because some tend to treat the ministry outside home with much more respect than they do with the ministry at home. Truth is, failed ministers are the product of failed homes. [ClickToTweet]
Without Godly knowledge, passion blinds purpose. [ClickToTweet]
This post is too short to cover this vast topic that we are still learning. Hopefully we can do more of these. I want to hear from you.
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