I was not scheduled today. I am not prepared at all. My mind is wandering around to find a thought. Finally, I thought of turning the pages of the Bible to get some inspiration and there one verse from the book of Proverbs caught my attention:
“Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.”
I thought for a moment and understood what it means. We can build a house only when we have everything ready. Suppose, you started building the house and suddenly you realise you missed something. And the delay for buying or preparing that material might have an adverse effect on the construction work.
Similarly, take the example of cooking a special dish. If everything is not available at the time of cooking then the dish might be not taste well or cooked well. Every ingredients were kept ready and made available by the woman of the house or the cook before s/he starts cooking. I have seen my wife requesting me to run to the market to get something that she forgot quickly while she is in the middle of the work. And if I am sick she herself runs to the grocery shop to get the ingredient she needs.
Remembered about ‘Marriage‘. And God gave me a thought to talk about it in the light of the above verse that we read.
A man or woman needs to be prepared physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually before they get into a marital bond. And if it is not done… If right amount of preparation is a lacking in any marriage then the couple struggle a lot to adjust with each other or break sooner or later. A marital home can not be built unless there’s a well prepared ground or field. A base or ground is always necessary. A base of physical, mental and emotional need between two uniquely designed persons make them to enter into a marriage covenant. Then all the characters and behavioural changes are made ready for the bond.
A love marriage without responsibility doesn’t last long. An arranged marriage without emotional union shatters. A forced marriage blows off. A marriage without commitment perishes. A marriage without love devastates.
A marriage without preparation breaks all the way along… dragging both the husband and wife on the way to destruction by killing their desires, their zeal, their passion and their dreams.
It’s not only in a marriage relationship but it is true about any other relationships as well.
Are you somewhere breaking away in any of your relationships or anything that you value a lot? Don’t worry. Do whatever you need to do. Prepare yourself well for everything you do and for don’t forget to put your trust in the Lord. Because…
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.
I am learning and you learn it too…