FOR BETTER OR WORSE ◽ MARRIAGE
My husband is kind of a big deal. And I’m not just saying that because he works for a famous baseball player. I’m really proud of him for all he’s accomplished, but I would still be proud of him if he was the custodian at McDonald’s. Having his dream job is great, and I obviously want that for him. But what I’m most concerned about is his soul. Let me tell you, my husband absolutely has a heart for God. And that’s why I think he’s a big deal.
A man of faith is far more valuable than any money, success, fame, or accomplishment. When it comes to a leader for my family, I care more about integrity than what he does for a living. The things that really matter are those that follow us to eternity. Investing in each other’s hearts and exemplifying faith to our children are most important.
It doesn’t matter if your spouse is the CEO of a billion-dollar corporation or the garbage man driving down the street. If he lives his life for Jesus, then he’s a big deal too. If you’ve got a man of integrity leading your family, you’ve won the husband lottery. Money and material things might make your life easier here on earth, but they mean nothing when we pass into eternity. There are no favorites in God’s eyes, and there will be no upper or lower class in heaven.
The blessings we have in this life aren’t meant to be our hope.
Rather, they are instruments with which we can share God’s love with others.
Material success comes and goes. Seasons change along with our circumstances. But there is one thing that remains constant and reliable – our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our hope, regardless of any other circumstance. When He is at the center of your goals and dreams, there is nothing you can’t do. It’s often when we let go and give Him control that He blesses us beyond our wildest dreams. When we give our marriage, our spouse, and our children to Him, He can use them to do wonderfully amazing things.