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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Your Career & Your Marriage

Good morning God’s children, it’s the first day of the last month of the year 2016 and it’s just the grace of God that has kept us alive to this very day. I am so very grateful to my God that so far it has been His grace on my life and till the very end it will always be His grace. As we saw the beginning of this year we will see the end of it to the glory of God.

Today we will take a look at our marriage versus our career. Even though it is often preached that these two aspects of our lives are important and one should not disturb the other, we often discover that they do and there is now the need to set priorities on which should come first between the two.

The rich man who has everything going for him will place value on family and loved ones, while those that are less privileged and still struggling to make ends meet will place their priority on career and the pursuit of money, what an irony of life. We will always want what we don’t have. But let’s check this issue on the scale of the Bible and understand how God prioritized these issues for us.

In book Genesis before God made man, He had created everything that man would need for survival; He had planted the garden, put the food crops there to grow and even provided the rivers to water the plants. There was absolutely nothing that man needed that God had not provided for, so man was not created to struggle for what He would need to eat or wear; everything had been provided for. So all that man was to do on the land of the living was to take care of all that God had provided for him; then God instituted marriage and began a family. In Genesis 1:28 we read that God blessed them - the family He has created, and told them to be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth and subdue it.

The pursuit of career was not on the focus of God when He was creating man; God was not interested in career when He thought up the idea of creating man. Personal pursuit sprang up after Adam fell in Genesis 3 and God made man to begin to toil the earth for food. No wonder Jesus taught us in Matthew 6:25-34 that we should not worry about what we will eat, drink or wear, but rather seek first the kingdom of God and it’s righteousness and all other things will be added unto us, because right from the beginning of creation God did create us to fend for ourselves. He created us and was fending for us and is still fending for us; all we need do is obey His instructions for our lives and trust him.

From what I understanding from the Bible, God holds your marriage more dear to Him than your career. He gave you talent to carry on the career but that which would complete you and make you excel in every endeavor or career you find yourself in is the man or woman God gave you to marry. For you to excel in your career, you need to have excelled well in your marriage. Your marriage is so important to God that he pays attention to it (Malachi 2:13-16). It is your successful marriage that produces the godly offspring that the Lord seeks that will increase in number and fill the earth and subdue it and then bring down the Kingdom of God here on earth as it is in heaven.

Whatever you succeed in achieving in your chosen field of endeavor and career, you have achieved it for yourself. Whatever money you make resides in your account. But whatever you achieve with you marriage you achieve for God, and the fruits of your marriage multiplies and grows into several generation of your descendants that you may never know. When your marriage is at peace, your life is settled and your career will flourish. But when your marriage is turbulent and unsettled, no matter the effort and energy you put into your career, the yields from it will always be far less than it should be, because two are not working as one, you are struggling alone.

I agree that a man would need to meet the financial needs of the home and the wife would need to financially support her husband but you should not do it at the detriment of your marriage and family. Your career can go extinct and money acquired can fade away from your family will always remain. Think about it.


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