competition

Competition is good when it comes to marriage.  Not necessarily between spouses, but a marriage that competes together is very effective.  In churches Heather and I have attended through the years there is often a time during the service where the pastor will recognize a couple that is celebrating a big anniversary.  Usually this is a 30, 40 or sometimes even 50 year mark for the couple being recognized.  I have developed a habit of telling Heather at the time of the recognition, that we can beat them, and then trying to do the math (slowly) at how old I will be once we have matched this impressive mark. 

You see I want to win in my marriage.  I want to race to attain the prize, as Paul might say.  What is the prize?  A marriage that stands the test of time.  A relationship that after many years still has trust, respect, passion, laughter, and all the other things that make life worth living.  A marriage with many miles of road on it, both good and bad, experienced with another, that allows a closeness that few know or can understand (unless they have experience it themselves).  I want the dream marriage (vs. wedding) that others look at and say "I want that".  And I want to hear God say, "well done".  To have this I must not stop working.  My marriage is not what it was 12 months ago, and my hope is that it continues to grow each day and each year, and that Heather and I will continue to realize and enjoy the blessings of this relationship.

Whether you are single, married, or somewhere in between, I challenge you not to settle.  You are bigger than your problems.  Race that you may win (1 Cor. 9:24).  You will not regret it.

 

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