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The Race Called Marriage

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I had the opportunity of engaging in track sporting events when I was younger. And my area of specialization was the long distance race. I would usually run the 3000m and 1500m races. I was thinking about this today and I would like to share with you what was ministered to my heart from my experience on the tracks.

The normal thing then was to start out on a relatively low speed as we ran round the field and then when going on the last lap, put in all the energy you can gather for the race. The aim was to save some energy for the latter part of the race.

One fascinating thing then however, was that if anyone had finished a previous lap of the race and meets you while you’re still on the previous, you will be disqualified.

This is to say that speed was of great essence at the beginning as much as it was at the close of the race even though you are trying to save the best of your energy for the latter part of the race.

When a sprinter gets on the track, he must maintain his speed or better still increase his speed as the race progresses if he wants to win the race.

Marriage needs that kind of commitment too if it must stand the test of time.

There is no room for laxity in marriage. A good marriage is something you work at constantly.

It is not for you to relax because you’re now married.

Here is another story Jesus told: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field.  But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away.”
(Matthew 13:24-25 NLT)

Marriage just like almost any other aspect of life, requires due diligence from those involved.

You tend to get too familiar with your spouse as your marriage progresses and may fall into the error of letting your marriage ‘follow it’s own course’. You think it is not necessary to put in too much efforts into making your relationship extra special.

However, when you are not watching, the enemies of your marriage will creep in one after the other. And since it won’t happen at once, the damage would have been done to the marriage before you even know what is going on.

Like a baby, marriage needs to be taken care of as much as is possible. And as it grows, the nutritional requirements also increase.

The older your marriage gets, the hotter your love should be. The farther you go in your race of marriage,  the more your investments in the marriage should be. Your marriage must be nurtured continously.

Wake up from your slumber and begin to watch over the affairs of your marriage. Water your love. Invest in your marriage. Choose to love your spouse.

Brood over your marriage in the place of prayer continously. Let the Holy Spirit be your coach.

All will be well with your marriage by the grace of God.

© OMOSEBI Mary Omolola

Omosebi Mary Omolola (PhD)

Omosebi Mary Omolola (Ph.D) is a lover of God, a disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ and a teacher by calling. She is on assignment to groom godly youths and women through the help of the Holy Spirit in this end-time. She treasures family. She has a strong desire to see marriages thrive in this troubled world. She speaks and writes passionately about marriage, relationships, and Christian living. She enjoys a beautiful marriage with her husband and best friend. She is a mother, writer, an entrepreneur and researcher and teacher of Food Science and Technology.

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