Tuesday, April 5, 2011

We are at war!!!

No, I'm not talking about our ARMY. I'm talking about the people who are married. We as husbands and wives are under a war and sadly, loosing terribly. The devil is working hard at each marriage, weather we know it or not. You can have a wonderful marriage now, and the devil is still putting stones in your path for you to stumble across later on in your marriage. Trust me when I say, he IS working to destroy you.

Everyone can commit. But its time for people to commit to their commitments!! When we marry, we marry for better or worse, in sickness and health, and for richer or poorer. Lets face it, it's easy to be committed during the better. It's easier to be committed during the richer, and definitely easy to be committed during good health. What proves a strong marriage is being committed during the worse, the sickness and the poorer times. Our government used to make it hard to divorce. There was no such thing as  a "no fault" divorce. If a man wanted to leave his wife, his wife could say No and the divorce was not granted. But we have changed the laws to make it easier to divorce. If a man wants to marry someone else, he can do so very easily. If a woman wants to leave her husband, no big deal.

Hello???? THIS IS A HUGE DEAL!!!! I get that sometimes being married is hard. It's REALLY hard at times. And yes, there will come times that you feel like it's easier to just leave than to stay and make things work... but there are some things worth the fight!! God has commanded us to keep our promises. The promises we make to each other, and our promises that we made to Him.

I think its time we Burn The Ships......

* This phrase “Burn The Ships” comes from a historic conquest of history when, in 1519, Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortez landed in Mexico on the shores of the Yucatan, with only one objective…seize the great treasures known to be there, hoarded by the Aztecs. Cortez was committed to his mission and his quest for riches is legendary.

When Cortez and his men arrived on the shores of the Yucatan he rallied the men for one final pep talk before leading his men into battle, and utters these three words that changed the course of history. “Burn the Ships”.

He met with resistance from his men. "Burn the ships," he repeated. He then uttered these words "if we are going home, we are going home in their ships". With that, Cortez and his men burned their own ships, and by burning their own ships, the commitment level of the men was raised to a whole new level. A level much higher than any of the men, including Cortez, could have ever imagined.

Amazingly, the men conquered the Aztecs and had succeeded in something where others had been unsuccessful for six centuries. With the victory Cortez and his men took the treasure. Why did they win? They had no escape. No fall back position. They had no choice! It was "succeed or die". Their ships were burned. They had no way to get back. Their backs were to the wall. * This section was taken directly from Kemp's Koner for the accuracy of the story.

I think its time we burned our ships. Our ships being the distractions that the devil throw at us. Things that push us away from our husbands. Things that push husbands away from their wives. We need to stop using crutches (like divorce) as an out. 

 I am thankful for an amazing husband today. The little things that make me fall in love with him more each day outnumber the little things that drive me crazy throughout the years. He is an amazing husband, and an incredible father. He works hard for his family, and will do anything in the world to make me happy. I can't imagine my life without him in it. Take today to be thankful for your husbands, and in return you will see they are thankful for you as well.

Marriage is one of those things that is hard work, but promised to be worth it!!

Now... go call your husbands and tell them you are planning to cook in nothing but an apron tonight and ask if that's okay with him. I'm pretty sure he'll say yes. :)