In the fast-paced world of leadership, the pursuit of success often takes center stage. But amid the hustle and ambition, a critical facet of our lives often gets overlooked – the success of our marriages. This article delves into the profound connection between leadership and marriage success, shedding light on the strategies that can transform not only your career but also your most cherished relationships. Join us on a journey to discover the harmony that exists when leadership and love thrive in unison.
Drink water from your own well – share your love only with your wife. Why spill the water of your springs in the streets, having sex with just anyone?
Proverbs 5:15-16, NLT
Leading something other than your home has a way of drawing your affections from your marriage into other places. Call it stress, growing apart, temptation, or whatever you like. But here’s the truth, many leaders, if they are not careful, will find themselves looking for love in all the wrong places. Sex outside of marriage is one of many drugs leaders use to satisfy carnal thirst and emotional voids. When we are unaware of our need for emotional and intimate connection, our eyes, ears, and affections are easily led down a temporary but euphoric pathway, leading only to slaughter.
How can you protect your marriage from the demands placed on you in your leadership role?
Let me suggest some perspectives.
Being a faithful spouse is more admirable than becoming a successful CEO.
Imagine finishing your life as a man or woman who was faithful. Perhaps blessed with children and grandchildren. A vision of growing old together and leaving a legacy of faithfulness and goodness. You don’t have to be perfect to be loved and revered but you do have to clothe yourself with the idea of being a family man or a woman committed to her family.
Draw strength from your marriage and let it overflow into your work.
Marriage is your secret weapon. You must see it this way. You know marriage requires a lot of work. But this work pays off. It provides you with friendship, partnership, and empathy. If you view your marriage as your central human relationship, the power of that relationship will overflow into your work instead of seeing your work as your center. Though your spouse may not be physically present in your work, your union and shared life purpose radiating from faithfulness will provide stability in an unstable world. If you leave work exhausted only to return home to an exhausted relationship, you will be dragged into the darkness. Instead, build your marriage in such a way that it becomes a source of refreshing and renewal. A retreat from the chaos.
You must reframe your marriage purpose and vision.
Instead of it being a place of selfishness with expectations of the other, it must become a place of sacrifice, surrender, and service. The unseen world pays dividends to those who serve their spouse. This is how you turn the tables on dissatisfaction, temptation, lust, and bitterness. The spiritual world transforms attitudes of service into a refueling and empowering reality. When your goal is to meet the needs of your spouse, no strings attached, it becomes what God intended for it to be. A union that provides strength instead of fatigue. Then, when one returns home from a hostel environment, they are filled and renewed with purpose and love. There is no confusion about which comes first, work or home. Home always wins because it is the place God designed for true belonging.
Faith is not weak. It is not about believing a fairy tale to be true. Real faith is placed in objectivity. In order to execute the principles and perspectives above, you must exercise faith. You must test the exhortations of spiritual literature. When was the last time you picked up your Bible? If you need strength, you will find it in God. How do you hear from God? Start with the Bible and see what happens.
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