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Marriage is like a garden

TIme to Think

Published: Jun 04, 2013

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I was watching the “Steve Harvey Show” recently and he had as one of his guests, Bishop T.D. Jakes, who was giving a couple on the show advice on their marriage. Bishop Jakes has been involved in marriage counseling through his ministry for 36 years. So he's more than well qualified to speak on this important subject, the subject of marriage. At one point he said “Marriage is like a garden, you have to work on it every day.” Boy oh boy, what excellent advice that is from Bishop T.D. Jakes. Now, as I reflected on what he said pertaining to marriage, I thought to myself, that this principle could be, and indeed most definitely should be applied to literally every aspect of our daily life.

That's right, let's take our career for example. Surely if one wishes to be truly successful in one's chosen career, a person really needs to work on improving their performance on the job, each and every day. Perhaps this means pursuing new training initiatives to make you much more qualified and efficient at what you do for a living. Yes indeed, if you wish to be successful in your chosen career, you have to work each and every day at getting better at what you do, in order to keep on being successful.

Likewise, in the all-important area of health, we quite definitely need to work at it every day by exercising regularly, eating right, and by not engaging in any counter-productive habits like smoking cigarettes or taking drugs of any kind. Yes indeed, in all its myriad aspects, life is like a garden — you have to work on it every day. Yes you do!

Yes indeed, you need to work on making every aspect of your life better and more fulfilling each and every day, year in and year out. This principle as articulated by Bishop T.D. Jakes also applies to the most important spiritual aspect of our life. You need to read some uplifting spiritual literature of your own choosing, each and every morning upon awakening. You most definitely need to meditate every day of your life, at least twice, first thing in the morning, and last thing at night before retiring.

Yes indeed, we all need to take heed of today's most important lesson, and thus treat all aspects of our life like a garden as Bishop T.D. Jakes suggested, thus working on making it better, much more fulfilling, each and every day. Yes indeed, no one can expect to be successful in any aspect of their overall life, if they just make an effort every now and then to excel. We must be consistant each and every day.


• Email:dpr@corporatemotivation.org. Listen to “Time to Think” the radio program on STAR 106.5 FM at 8:55 a.m. & 6:20 p.m.

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