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Once Upon a Marriage, Part 1 – When Marriage is Your Answer – Compromising


The writings for the week are based around Lifechurch.tv’s new series, “Once Upon a Marriage.” Click on the link to take a look at the first message called, “Never Satisfied”. I will post the message URL once the sermon has been uploaded.

Today’s message is about what happens when you let marriage become an idol in your life. What happens when you think marriage is an answer to your feeling of being unsatisfied in your love life?

1) YOU COMPROMISE MORE THAN YOU SHOULD

God wants only what’s best for you. Though you may feel that what is in front of you is God’s choice, take time to seek God out on what His will is. What’s sitting in front of you may not be His best for you, and by compromising on what you feel is best for you, you may be hindering God from blessing you with something even better.

By compromising your values and aspirations for a relationship or in your marriage, you are essentially telling God that you don’t believe that He will provide for you what you long for. Proverbs 3:5 tells us to “Trust the Lord God with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” (NKJV)

When we do not seek out the Lord in all of the decisions we have to make in life, we are trying to lean on our own understanding. We must continue to seek God’s wisdom in our daily lives. The more we stay in His will, the clearer it will be when His best is given to us. Proverbs 4:5-6 tells us what we need to do and why.

“Get wisdom,! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you.” (NKJV)

By seeking God out for wisdom and understanding, we are telling Him that He is in control of our lives, and that we want only what He wants to bless us with.

When faced with a decision about starting a new relationship, asking someone to marry you, or focusing your marriage around our “number one”, go with a humble heart and seek out the Lord’s will.

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