What was God’s Purpose for Man? In the beginning of time, the scriptures tell us that God created the body of the man named Adam from dirt. Then God breathed His breath into Adam’s nostrils, which gave Adam a mind, a will, and emotions. (Genesis 2:7). Deliberately, God created the man first. He had a specific purpose for Adam. He had a vision for the man to accomplish. God had a plan for His man.
The same is true today.
“And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’” — Genesis 2:18
What was God’s Purpose for Man?
God has a vision for men. A particular purpose specifically designed for men. Vision is a preferred future from God for your life. God’s vision for your life is more significant than you can even imagine. His vision for your life will motivate you and compel you to do something. God has deposited His vision on the inside of you, and it is up to you to discover it. God knew that you could not carry out His plan by yourself. A clear vision from God can never be accomplished alone. When the vision is conceived, the vision will require assistance for it to be executed. You cannot perform it alone, but I bet you already know that.
So God came up with a great idea.
He made a woman!
Think about this. God has such a magnificent plan for your life, and He knew that you could not fulfill that plan by yourself. So God did the next best thing that He could do. He gave you a wife! Your wife is designed by God to help you achieve your entire God-given goals.
Hey man! You need your wife. In the literal sense of the word need.
The Worth of Your Wife
Currently inside of your wife is the willingness and ability to assist you. Your wife is there to provide for whatever is necessary to accomplish the vision. She is there to help you. In the Book of Proverbs, which is also one of the wisdom books, the word wisdom is referred to as a she. I do not think that is a coincidence. When you asked your wife to marry you, she came to you with the necessary internal equipment to provide support for the furtherance of your vision from God. A good wife will study you. She will feel what you feel. She will know your vision as good as you because your vision will also be her vision. Your wife is full of intuition and insight. She is intelligent. She sees things differently. Let your wife help you. By the way, do you know who else in scripture is called a helper? That’s right, the Holy Spirit. (John 16:7)
Authored by DaVon Alexander who is a passionate and gifted communicator of God’s Word and His unconditional love. After six years in the banking industry, God called DaVon to devote his full attention to inspiring and instructing others how to experience the True Life God intends for them to have! Check out his church website at www.truelifefc.org.
I think way to many men, take the word “serve” way too literally! In the token as it is said wife’s serve your husbands, it also says to love your wife like you love your church. You have to become one with each other in every since of the word. No separate bank accounts, if y’all agreed that she would be a stay at home wife, this does not mean you control the money and decisions because you supply the money. I have a very dysfunctional child hood, not having my mother around I have a huge problem with being sensitive and showing or expressing my feelings. Well that changed when God decided to baptize me in the Gulf of Mexico causing injuries that would leave me Jobless for 2 years. Wow I was missing so much. She is like the Duracell bunny, just keeps going and going and going. I started to recover enough to help when I could ( she didn’t ask ). I think to truly understand you need to take her pace for a week or two. Trust me you will want your job back. Remember as a stay at home wife they don’t get a raise when they do something good. They don’t have time to get everything done and cater to you like a mother. Roll up your sleeves and wash some dishes. Fold some towels scrubb a toilet or two. Then you may be happy to share your bank account because she deserves anything she wants that’s within the budget y’all have set together. Remember financial struggles are one of the leading causes of divorce! It’s only material things if you can’t afford it she will tell you if you ask first. Lol. Learn to work together and life will not be such a struggle. The evil one does not want our marriage to succeed, so he will find any way to divide it. Stand firm in your Armor and know God I’d with you!! May you all be blessed to see what happens when you swallow your pride and not only work at work but remember she has worked all day to so when you get home help her. Trust me as a family of five and usually one extra from the family that needs a little help getting on their feet the laundry alone is too much for her.
Ephesians 5:21-33 New Living Translation (NLT)
Spirit-Guided Relationships: Wives and Husbands
21 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. 24 As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.
25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word.[a] 27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. 28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. 29 No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. 30 And we are members of his body.
31 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”[b] 32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. 33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
a.5:26 Greek washed by water with the word.
b.5:31 Gen 2:24.
*God Bless You Brother and continue to press forward. ~j~
Excellent article and great reminder… I needed that!
This was very insightful, keep it up…you provide a lot of guidance.
This article is could be taken very heavy handed toward narcissism. God made each individual completely whole to carry out His will. Paul and Jesus both single carried out Gods will in their life. A women’s value is not in her ability to help her man, it’s in her identity with the Lord. When two do become one, it works much better when two wholes become one, not two halves to make one. That is not Gods design.
Anne, we completely agree with you. I think the author was meaning that as he wrote this. It’s about 2 whole people coming together for God’s plan and when they do that, great things happen. Great things can happen individually as well, but just as God saw that it wasn’t good for man to be alone, I think the author is focusing more on the team of a man and woman. Thank you for your input.
God Bless you TJ. To often especially in our current time things are taken out of context and people get stuck in their feelings as opposed to asking for understanding.
I love reading all of your comments. In my opinion it is very important to respect each other, love each other, be faithful, have trust for your partner. Also through the up and down’s of life always remember to be there for each other. Marriage is a beautiful thing, and when two people love each other and keep God as there main source of guidance the love grows even deeper. Every day I pray for my marriage and husband. That God cover our marriage with his love that he guide me to be the best wife I can be for my husband. That God bless my husband life with good health and that he can lead him in the right direction through out his life. It is very important that we pray for our marriages and husbands. Our husbands take on a lot their trying to make sure the bills are paid, if there something that need to get fixed in the house they worry about that and still manage to get everything done. Also it is important for the husbands to pray for their wife’s. They go through a lot doing a lot for the kid’s, keeping the house together and still manage to work or stay at home. Also it is very important to take set time aside for each other every day to keep that fire blazing, even if it’s just watching your favorite TV show, cooking together, or a date. Always remember to keep that fire blazing in your relationship. May God bless everyone marriage and relationship- Naima
Great post and being recently engaged it is a reminder to SEE the person whom God has allowed to be apart of my life and never take them for granted. She is in every way a gift from God even though I chose to pursue her. I believe that all men should understand what a privilege it find A WIFE for the Word of God says in Prov. 18:22 NASB “He who finds a wife finds a good thing. And obtains favor from the Lord.”
Marriage is the first institution established by God and it is evident by every statistic shown to date that it is under the greatest attack by the enemy. That is why it is important for sites like this not only to exist but also to be promoted and supported. There can’t be enough resources for men and women to turn to in order become knowledgeable about what it means to be married and the responsibilities and commitments that come with it. Those of us who are passionate about becoming and being married have an obligation to being marriage ambassadors in effort to help couples who lack the tools or information necessary to have a healthy and long lasting marriage. Because at the end of the day without healthy and loving marriages you can’t have a healthy and loving society. Without it we would all revert to our natural instinct which would be to operate from a self-centered point of view.
thank you for such important words.
I pray for my husband daily.
After 24 years together, he met with his ex wife, to finally go over what they should
gone over 26 years ago. I know he cares deeply , and still loves,his ex wife. recently and spent time healing what issues they had 26 years ago when they were married for a few weeks. I don’t know why this bothers me so much. I feel sad angry upset and rejected.
He says the sun rises and sets with me, yet how can he have feelings for his ex. how can we make our lives better. married for 22 years.
I don’t feel respected. I feel my heart aches, I have truly loved this man for 24 years. I know he loves me, yet his way of showing it is lacking. what scriptures can I study to help. Leaning on the Lord everyday