The Spouse You WantAuthor: Byron Pulsifer, © 2012
Some time ago, I read a story about a woman who had a specific list of what she wanted in a spouse and wanted God to grant her desire. Her desired spouse had to be nice, tender, passionate, honest, peaceful, generous, understanding, pleasant, warm, intelligent, humorous, attentive, compassionate and truthful. Quite a list it was.
But, God would not grant such a wish for the simple reason that she was not consistently any of these requirements herself. God also relayed that all of these wishes are not attributes that simply are between two partners but are attributes that one grows into over a lifetime of partnership, and a lifetime of growing.
So, what is the message here?
The message is not one of failure, nor one of not acquiring what one wishes for but is more a message of growth. This growth is not a point to reach and then say one is finished. It means that as we go through life, we need to be continuously actively involved in being more each day. One needs to view each day as only a starting point to continue to embellish that which is good, caring, meaningful and decidedly compassionate. It means that each day is not filled with excuses, or wanting to skip a step to reach some defined end. For, it should be understood that there is no end but instead a continuous ability to be more than you were the day before.
I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water."
Isaiah 41: 18
The path to get all you want from another is also buried within you for it is you that can bring forth what is desired in order to make available that which is also within another.
You are your own keeper; you are the one and only who can grow for you cannot grow in the mind of another unless at first you have grown within.
Look not for what you desire but desire for what you look for with each day as a tool to use to attain that which is desired from life.
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