I really like this quote above from Mother Theresa because it speaks volumes!
I particularly like it because it also applies in marriage. A lot of people come into marriage not realising that it is all about team work. It is all about working together to achieve a common goal. We are not to come into marriage thinking we know it all and not giving our spouse’s room to make mistakes. Marriage is all about making up for the weaknesses of the other person.
And because most don’t understand this, they get irritated and frustrated by the imperfections of their spouse.
I know there are areas in my life where I particularly rely on my husband for major support because they happen to be his strong points and he does the same with me. That is what makes a strong team. There is no team on the earth that has players who are the best in every position possible. On every team, there are better goal keepers, better scorers, better point guards, better forwards, and the list goes on and on. However, to achieve something great, each one must come together and fill in where they are needed to get their team to victory. The same goes for marriage.
While I as a woman was created to help my husband, he is also expected to help me become better. My husband should be able to trade his weaknesses for my strength and I should be able to do the same. I believe that marriage is for reinforcement in every area of life – that means it should enhance you and add more value to you. That is why the Bible says that ‘two are better one’ (Ecclesiastes 4:9). This doesn’t mean that we are to bask in our weaknesses and not try to become better but it sure helps knowing that if I fall, my husband is there to lift me up.
If our mind-set changes and we see ourselves as on the same team, it would change the entire direction of the marriage and family for the better. It would help us know that despite our individual shortcomings, when we remain a house united, it only strengthens our team and takes our family life to a higher level of glory!
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