Getting married is a beautiful thing. However, when you get married you will realize there are so many things fighting for your attention including your friends, your families, your spouses, your job etc. It would seem like a difficult balancing act at first however it is imperative that we know the order in which we should prioritize these areas of our lives.
The first priority in our life and by extension in our marriage should always be God for he is the chord that is needed to keep your marriage together. So if that chord is broken you are going to face many problems and obstacles in your marriage. For the word of the Lord says in Deuteronomy 6:5 “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” So in all things we must always Love God with all we have and that includes also loving him more than our spouses, our friends, our families and our jobs.
We need to remember that things can easily become a god to us if we allow it. Anything we invest an excessive amount of time into can become a god. So ask yourself today. Are you spending an excessive amount of time focusing on your job, your friends, your spouse? If yes, you still have time to stop before it’s too late. Deuteronomy 5: 8-9 says “‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me”
One thing I battled with in the early stages of my marriage was looking to others for approval. I constantly sought the approval of others when the only approval I needed was God’s. When I stopped seeking validation from others and asking for God’s help and for his approval in everything I realized how much easier my life was getting. We may think if we are going through a difficult time in our lives that the first person we should go to is a friend who may be able to offer us a sense of comfort and a listening ear however God asks us to come to him. The word of the Lord says in Psalm 55:22″Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved”. There is NOTHING you are going through today that the Lord can’t help you through. Go to him for advice. His word has the answers for all problems we may be facing. Take it from me as I am speaking from experience.
I hope this can be encouragement for some of you that are struggling with prioritizing your lives and making God #1 in everything. It may seem difficult at first but you will get there. I am married going on four years and I can tell you it is doable. Have faith in yourself.