Bringing 2 people together in marriage is a miracle. It is hard to live with another person and mesh your values, beliefs, dreams, purpose, work, and desires together. This is why it is so important to take marriage seriously and know that you are equally yoked and called by God to be together. God has a way of bringing the 2 most unlikely people together and creating unity and love that can only come from Him. When we pick our own mate without God’s help, it can lead to a long road of striving and battling to make it work. But even then, if you surrender the relationship to God, there is nothing too hard for Him to achieve.
Many times in marriage, one person might have a dream, vision, or assignment given to them by God that might seem impossible or undesirable. Sometimes we might think that our spouse won’t agree with it, or that they might think it is crazy or too risky. We might be afraid of their response or rejection of the plan.
God doesn’t make mistakes. Everything has a purpose and is for a purpose. If He is calling You to something, then He will soften the heart of your spouse to understand it. God will reveal His plans to your spouse because you are one flesh. He will have them come into agreement and be your help to support, protect, and advance you in what you are supposed to do.
Mary experienced this first hand. I can’t imagine how afraid she was to tell Joseph of her conversation with the angel and the conception of Jesus. Mary was favored by God and she was obedient. She and Joseph were called to be together. Even in the most troubling circumstances, God called Joseph to come into agreement with God’s plan for Mary.
We can’t let marriage come between us and our purpose from God. We can’t be afraid to share what God has revealed to us with our spouse. When God is the source, He will always work it out and together for His good.
What has God revealed to you that you are afraid to share with your spouse? Is your fear of what they think keeping you from obeying God? I encourage you today to pray. Confirm the plans of God for your life. Take a step of faith and share them with your spouse. You are favored by God and He has already established your victory!
Luke 1:26-33New King James Version (NKJV)
Christ’s Birth Announced to Mary
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”[a]
29 But when she saw him,[b] she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
Father, we thank You that You favor us. We thank you that we each have an individual purpose designed specifically for us. Forgive us for allowing fear to keep us from being obedient. Deliver us from the fear of man’s opinions. Deliver us from the fear of rejection. Deliver us from the fear of failure. Bring us in alignment with Your plans for us. Tenderize us towards our spouse, and us to them, that we may see and recognize the plans of God in their life. We want to fulfill what You have called us to do. Let Your promises be established in our lives. We declare victory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!