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One of the greatest problems in marriage is a lack of vision. Couples have a vision for a wedding, but not for a life. To stay successfully married, you both have to know why you’re here.
“Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed” (Proverbs 16:3 NLT).
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9 NKJV).
God cannot order the steps of a couple who has no plans. God says, “You have not, because you ask not” (James 4:2).
He also said in Jeremiah 33:3, “I’ve got great and mighty plans for you, but I need you to ask me what they are. I won’t tell you unless you ask me” (author’s paraphrase).
Why would anyone get up in the morning and not consult with God on a daily basis? Why would we try to live our lives on our own without God’s guidance? God, the One who has a great plan for your life, said that He’d order your steps, direct your path, and show you things to come.
If you’ll ask Him, He’ll direct you and begin to show you what that great plan is.
For your marriage to succeed, you have to have a vision for your marriage, for your family, for your life together.
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THE TAKE AWAY
Every couple needs to have a vision for their lives together. As a couple, take time with your spouse and ask each other: What is your vision for this marriage? What goals can we set as a couple and a family that we work toward together? Begin to pray and ask God for direction and for His plan.
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