MARRIAGE IS A RACE -Part 4
Beth Anne was about to be thrown out of the Olympics team, she had to complete a 42-kilometre marathon in less than two hours and 45 minutes to qualify for the Olympics.
Two hundred metres from the finish line she stumbled and fell. She was on the ground when the crowd began to yelled, “Get up!” The clock was ticking—less than a minute to go. Beth Anne staggered to her feet and began walking. Five metres short of the finish line, with ten seconds to go, she fell again.
As the crowd cheered her on, she crossed the finish line on her hands and knees. She finished in Two hours, 44 minutes, 57 seconds with just 3secs left.
Marriage is a Marathon, it’s not a sprint, and it involves so many things. The word for you today is “Get up and try again.”
Don’t call it quit in your Marriage, Ben Anne ran, walked and even crawled but she didn’t quit and at the end she won.
Marriage involves so many things and different situations; there are days of joy, challenges, breakthroughs, abundance, lack, the joy of giving birth, and the sorrow of a sick baby.
If your marriage hurts as it may often do, know that you are not the first person to be in that situation and definitely you will not be the last.
It’s wrong to think you married the wrong partner or to seek the exit door. Rather, look for the solution, identify where you erred and correct it. Put the mirror first on yourself, check what you are doing wrong and correct yourself first. This is how you can get to your spouse.
The Bible says wisdom is the principal thing, get wisdom to make your marriage work, read books that address that area of your challenge in marriage. Talk to a counsellor not friends or family members who won’t tell you the truth.
Give your marriage what it takes, don’t quit, don’t pack it up, get up and try again.
I am Bisi Adewale
Have a blissful day