When you are investing into something now, the hope is to gain even more for the future.
What if you were to invest time, attention, and love into your marriage now so that you could reap even more rewards in the future?
I think about all the time I spent investing my time and energy into my children when they were little. I bought many parenting books and even took a parenting class. I chose to invest in spending time with them and being there for them when there needs felt demanding. There were many days when I felt exhausted and couldn’t see the fruits of my labor.
However, now that my children are a little bit older and more independent, I am reaping all the rewards of putting the time into establishing good habits and behavior. I took the time earlier on to build a more solid foundation.
The same can be true for ourselves and our marriage. The more we invest into them now, the more rewards we will continue to reap later on. It can begin today. It doesn’t matter how long you have been married or what you have been through, you can begin to build a new foundation today.
However, the problem with investments for some people is that you aren’t meant to see instant results. It is a slow and steady process that builds over time. Many of us are too impatient and so we revert back to what will work in this moment, even though we may pay for it later.
I just watched the movie, Free Solo. It was about Alex Honnold who climbed El Cap without any ropes. The most impressive part to me was the time he invested to get every step right. Months of recording his moves, practicing, and working towards his goal. He invested and sacrificed so much of himself so he could achieve what he really wanted. Yes, it was life or death for him, but how much are we willing to sacrifice and invest to keep our families together?
It begins with one step at a time. Maybe you need to invest in some coaching or counseling to learn skills to navigate your marriage better. It could be investing in making time each day for your spouse, letting them be a priority in your life. It could also be investing time into loving and taking care of yourself so you can take better care of others.
The Lord wants us to do things that will be good for us, not what may feel easy or good in the moment. This means at times we have to learn to wait to see our rewards, but when we do, it is always worth it and beyond what we imagined. I would give anything to feel what Alex felt at the top of that mountain. The reward is as sweet as the effort it took to get it.
Go get it.
Investing into your marriage now, is investing into your eternity.
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