When a couple comes together in marriage and starts a family, they immediately begin to share their destiny. The living situation is shared along with the bills, the challenges, the blessings and the finances. Sadly along the way, we sometimes forget the togetherness of this family situation. Individuals can get caught up in their specific needs and challenges that they forget the big picture. But allow me to encourage you to embrace the together element of family. In the family you have someone to do life with, to share ideas, dreams, visions, victories and even defeats. You have a special person that can lighten your load, bringing joy and strength all the time. Choose to be that individual that doesn’t add liabilities and sorrows but rather makes life better for the family.
So as a couple, plan your income, your expenditure, objectives, and strategies. Take a shared approach to your finances. Don’t leave it to the one party to carry the load. Talk through your finances on a regular basis. What are your dreams? What kind of house do you want as a home? Can you afford it right now? What can you do today to get to your shared destiny? How can you generate more income? How can you handle what you have better? What is your future? Don’t forget, your future is shared whether you take a together approach or not. Your level of unity will facilitate your success.For those that are not yet married, you have the opportunity to start right. Together you arise.
SCRIPTURE READING: MATTHEW 19:2-6
And said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Dear God, thank you for the family. Give me the understanding of two becoming one. May I appreciate that surely two is better than one. May I have the wisdom to act more as one instead of two. Let me go beyond myself to understand, appreciate and accommodate my spouse in every matter. In Jesus’ name. Amen