Proverbs 7: 1-5
My son, keep my words
and store up my commands within you.
Keep my commands and you will live;
guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
Bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
and to insight, “You are my relative.”
They will keep you from the adulterous woman,
from the wayward woman with her seductive words.
As an Aflac District Manager I trained many people. There is a saying that someone taught me that I would always tell people as I interviewed them and then I would remind them of it as I trained them. This was the saying:
You treat this like a hobby and it’s going to pay you like a hobby. You treat this like a business it’s going to pay you like a business.
The same principle applies to your marriage.
You treat fighting for your marriage like a hobby it will pay you like a hobby. You treat fighting for your marriage like a business, meaning you get up every day purposing in your heart to pursue righteousness, peace, and joy. Storing up God’s commands, guarding God’s teachings as the apple of your eye, and so on it will eventually pay huge!
The agents that I trained, that treated their business like a hobby, did not last very long!
You’ve got to come to work everyday!
Take the time to read the entire chapter of Proverbs 7. It reminds me of the latter part of this post below that I wrote last year in February. It is an example of how I went to work fighting for my marriage everyday. If I would have treated fighting for my marriage like a hobby the Devil himself would have taken the Sims Family out!
Don’t get lazy!