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You Can Be Married But Lonely!
You can be married but lonely…. Why? Because of failing to invest time into your partner and into your relationship.
The time you spend with your partner after arriving home tired after work or other affairs is not INVESTED time, it’s your RESTING time.
The time when you are sleeping next to them at night after your long day at work or other affairs is not INVESTED time, it’s your SLEEPING TIME, the time you spend having sex as you dose-off or are as wake up to dash to your busy life is not INVESTED time, it’s just your HAPPY-HOUR-TIME.
INVESTED TIME means you deliberately set time for your partner which you spend together (not just having sex) but also learning together,praying together, talking sweet nothings, reflecting on things together, discussing important matters like business, parenting and finances together, traveling together, having fun together.
Christian couples, if you OVER SPIRITUALIZE your marriage by thinking traveling, doing business, romancing,taking each other out and looking good for your spouse is for the worldly, you will have a pathetic marriage.
It’s not enough to pray, sleep and eat together, there must be more which you deliberately set to do with your partner.
Marriage can be made beautiful but you must INVEST time and resources in it.
If you cannot sacrifice for your marriage, you will sacrifice the marriage.
I will keep it real as I raise these important issues because so many marriages are suffering for not saying it as it is.
WISDOM: You can do whatever you are doing but if you don’t do it the right way, it’s as good as not doing at all.
How are you doing things in your life, in your marriage, ministry, as a parent, in business, at your work place?
If you are doing things well in one area of your life yet another area is suffering, you must stop and reconsider.
You can be the most successful businessman with the least happiest family or you can be the best employee at work and yet you still are the least available spouse.
What are the results of what you are doing?
How are they affecting other people or other areas of your life.
Don’t do things ‘religiously’ or ‘selfishly’ or because everyone else does them that way but do things in a manner that will bring good fruit and glorify God!
~ Esther Hadassah
Revivalist & Apostolic servant of Jesus Christ
Esther Hadassah is an apostolic minister and an end-time revival preacher. She has been serving in full time prophetic ministry for the past three years. The LORD has called her to preach the message of the holiness and repentance and to set the captives free.