I really can’t point out to what brought about this topic, but I sure know that this piece will reconfigure our mindset in a new fashion. There are many misplaced priorities when it comes to the things that form the basis of our decisions in marriage, which this post intends to trash out.
We all know that the safety of a ship at shore is determined on what it is anchored on. The dictionary makes us understand that an anchor is a device, normally made of metal used to connect a vessel to the bed of body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current. When a ship is not fastened to the anchor, it is susceptible to drift away.
The marriage ship is no different from the normal cargo ship. A marriage ship that is not fastened to the right anchor is bound to drift away and hit the rocks in no time at all.
Most times, many young people do not know the right anchor on which to secure their marriage ship. They go physical, anchoring their marriage on physical attraction, material benefits, academic pedigree and what have you. They forget that the things that holds a marriage goes beyond the physical/sexual attraction, wealth, or even social status. They fail to realize that when the storm comes rocking the boat, all these things will crumble in a twinkle of an eye.They forget that the things that holds a marriage goes beyond the physical/sexual attraction, wealth, or even social status. They fail to realize that when the storm comes rocking the boat, all these things will crumble in a twinkle of an… Click To Tweet
Don’t get it twisted. I’m not saying these things are not good or not necessary. What I’m saying is that it is not the most important. Just imagine a wooden anchor, how do you think it would be able to hold a ship. That’s the same way it is if you anchor your marriage on these things.
A song writer wrote:
Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
Will your anchor drift or firm remain?”
That’s the same question I’m asking you. Will your anchor hold when the storms of life come up in a rage against your home. You can only be certain about your answer if your anchor is CHRIST. The song writer in the chorus answered the question by saying he has an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll. He could answer in the affirmative because he was sure of who his anchor was.
Can you answer my question to you in the affirmative just like that songwriter?