Marrying on Potential

February 11, 2022

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord” Proverbs 18:22, NKJV.

Would you let someone repair your home heating system based on their potential? Would you allow a doctor to perform surgery on your lower back based on their potential? 

No, you wouldn’t. It’s a serious decision which requires careful consideration. 

Marriage is a big decision. It is not wise to marry someone based on potential. Potential means process. It will be a process for them to get to that potential, which is a work in them only God can do. It is sobering to know there is no timetable for that. If you marry them on potential, you will have to go through their process with them. She may be very attractive, but take a moment and carefully consider her. Allow God to complete the work He is doing in their lives. When they are complete and they are ready for marriage, if she is God’s choice for you, He will add her to you.

God’s desire is that you are complete in Him, ready to love, cover, take care of and lead a wife. He’s desire is the same for you, a wife ready to be a help mate, knows who she is, she fits your life and your calling, loves you, and most of all, loves God above you.

Let the Father lead you to the right woman for you. He knows you, and He knows the perfect fit for you.

Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. I ask that You help me when it comes to dating and marriage, which is an important decision. If I have to let her go, so be it. I want to carefully consider who I marry. I ask for someone complete in You, and she perfectly fits me. Help me not be in a rush, but to trust You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Study: Proverbs 2:63:5-6Genesis 24:10-20

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