Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Topic: God Designed Your Home for Success [Part 2]

Dear Reader,


You are welcome to this glorious day! Perspectives are very important in man’s quest for family success. It is a man’s perspective that determines his height. That is why the scripture says: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he … (Proverbs 23:7). The thought of a man makes a man.
Having seen God’s blueprint for a successful home last week, this week, I will be teaching on, Your marriage is what you think it to be.

As the society becomes more complex, marriage as an institution is either positively or negatively affected. The world we live in is a press-button world of quick result, and anything that does not produce at the touch of a button is disregarded. Marriage is not left out. If a man is not experiencing fulfillment in marriage, it is not because God did not create it to be fulfilling, but because the man’s perspectives of it are wrong.

Marriage is not what your unbeliever friend says it is. Marriage is not what you read in carnal books. Marriage is what the Word of God says it is. It is good, and like most precious metals, one must invest time and resources to secure it and fashion it into a jewel of great price that makes for success.

Marriage is not a necessary evil as some would think; your perspective of it makes it what it is to you. God designed and programmed your marriage for success, but how you see it will determine whether it works for you or not. You must agree with God that when you enter into holy matrimony, you are stepping into a better way of life. Most couples lack this understanding, so they groan about marriage, instead of enjoying its covenant benefits.

My husband said, “Your mind is your greatest asset in the realization of your goal. Whatever your mind cannot grasp, even though it is yours by heritage, your hands will never handle.” So, what becomes of your marriage is a product of your perspective. Your thoughts play a major role in your marital life, because every imagination ultimately becomes a manifestation. That is why I believe every glorious marriage and family is a product of a covenant mind-set rooted in scripture.

Marriage is not evil, it is good. Think it as good. What you think of it today, is what it becomes for you tomorrow. Marriage is good; it is precious by God’s design. But God works in collaboration with His children to establish His will on earth. Therefore, you must know and understand that there is profit for you in marriage. This understanding will flush out every carnal thought about marriage on your inside. That is why the scripture says: Man that is honor and understandeth it not is like the beasts that perish (Psalm 49:20).

Nature abhors vacuum. If you don’t fill your mind with good things about your family, the devil will fill it up for you with evil thoughts. Remember the Bible says: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and it there be any praise, think on these things (Philippians 4:8).

It is the thoughts of man that make a man. What you think of your marriage and family makes it what it is. You can’t think obstacles in your marriage and have miracles. You can’t think of marriage as a necessary evil, and experience a glorious marriage, because sweet marriages and homes are basically provoked by your thoughts.

Glorious marriages are no chances; they are choices. You can choose what happens to your marriage and family, by the way you think. You have the mind of Christ, the miracle mind, and miracle minds don’t think obstacles in marriage or consider obstacles in the home. So, do not carry obstacle thoughts when looking for a life partner. Do not think impossibilities, when you are looking up to God for miracle babies. The two don’t go together.

Do you know that most couples could not build matrimonial homes, because of obstacle thoughts? Many don’t even eat good food, because they don’t know where tomorrow’s meal will come from. Some couples think of nothing good about their families, but obstacles. Hence, they wallow in abject failure and frustration, without knowing that a man’s thoughts today make him what he would be tomorrow.

Someone once came to me for counseling. She had been having a very tough time in her marriage. As she spoke, I discovered that the root cause of her problems was her wrong perspective about marriage. She had expected grief and calamity, so when the storms rose against her marriage, she began to cry, saying, “They told me it will be like this.”

Any marriage outside Christ cannot escape difficulties and troubles. No wonder, married unbelievers see themselves as trapped. If you are not born-again, you are not entitled to the success and fulfillment in marriage that God has reserved for those who love Him.

But, God’s grace is the carrier of salvation. If you respond to it today, you will escape the distress, which most couples are facing. If you desire to be born again, please say this prayer of faith with me:

Dear Lord Jesus, I accept that I am a sinner worthy of death. But I now understand that by inviting You into my life, I will be pardoned of all my sins. Forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart right now. Take my life, Lord and mold it. I turn my back on Satan and the world. Thank You for coming into my life, in Jesus’ Name!

Congratulations!  You are now born-again! Till I come your way next time, please call or write, and share your testimonies with me through: E-mail: counselling@faithoyedepo.org, Contact@faithoyedepo.org; Tel.  No: 08141320204; 07026385437.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all the Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores:

  • Making Marriage Work
  • Marriage Covenant
  • Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).

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