Most vehicle owners are fully aware of the keywords in the title of this article. I trust the Lord to inspire our hearts, using familiar words in this article. Vehicles are essential parts of our effective living; as they provide us with the opportunity for mobility and speed. They aid our movements across the surface of the earth. Really, vehicles are not the reason why we all live, but they help us to fulfill the reasons for our living.
The purpose of man on earth is not marriage; however, marriage is God's designed, fabricated and established vehicle for the conveyance of man through life onto purpose fulfillment. I have found out that there are Belgium parts or products of vehicles and there are new parts. Each time I ask a mechanic or spare part dealer about the price of a car part; I am usually confronted with another question: "Do you want a Belgium spare part or a new spare part". Ordinarily, a thoughtful man would immediately say, I new spare part. However, if you bother to ask for the price differentials, then, you would realize the irony in auto parts. I am often told that the new parts are cheaper than the Belgium parts. What then are the Belgium parts? Belgium parts are not necessarily vehicle parts produced in Belgium as a country; but they are vehicle parts that are designed, fabricated and popularized (distributed) by the original manufacturers. The new parts on the other hand, are the parts that are produced by other companies, who not the real inventors of the product. New parts are like make-shift arrangements that are available and affordable, and promises to work till you find the original parts. In short, Belgium may not be new, but they are called "follow-come parts".
Most experienced mechanics do not recommend, nor buy new spare parts for their clients; they are aware of the short-span of such brands and they are equally aware that everything that glitters is not gold. Marriage is the product designed, fabricated and established (distributed) by God; but there are many newer versions of marriage, which are imitations of the real thing. Marriage itself is not new; neither are its principles new. However, imitators of marriage have filled the marketplace (our societies and churches) with adulterated versions of the real thing. To some, the new kinds of marriages are good, but the regrets of many people that have adopted such styles, principles and orientations of marriage are pointers to its weaknesses and ineffectiveness.
Marriage is not a product that can be purchased on the shelf and returned because it does not work; once purchased, marriage cannot be returned. Hence, everyone that intends to be married must be careful in the manner of marriage they step into. The people from my part of the country often say that it not the person that the car hits that will get the plate number of the car...In short, it is very difficult to returned a faulty marriage to the shelves of life. New ideas are not always better than the old ones; neither are newer options always better. Many people have regretted their decisions to divorce their spouses: they only found out that the man or woman they thought was too difficult to live with, was even much better than the man or woman they are latter got hooked up with.
We often appreciate what we do not have, and get disdained by familiarity of what we have. We so much of the new that we are eager to discard the old; not knowing that the old is the best, strongest, stable and balanced sole option designed by the manufacturer. God has designed marriage so perfectly; and yours can only be perfect to the degree of your alignment with His plans, purpose, ideas, principles and styles. Embrace His will for your life in marriage; knowing that well painted products are not always better, stronger, lasting and enduring than the old or even neglected ones. Do not neglect God's choice for your marriage because of your own perception of him or her; if God has approved him or her, then, that is the best gift for your life....Embrace him or her for your own sake!