Does Duty Or Doubt Define Your Destiny
What is duty…or more specifically…what does duty mean to you? Most people, given the state of the world today, probably tend to think in military terms of those that serve, have served or are serving to protect and defend. On the other side of the coin, some would think in terms like that of a work ethic type philosophy. Not that the two are exclusively different.
In the realm of marriage and finances, I was thinking the other day about obligations and that of course triggered the thought processes towards duty in the relationship. It would be considered somewhat doubtful, but it could lead to financial obligations, legal obligations…things that bond. If you have had any kind of a past leading to a future with a long lasting relationship, then your sense of duty has been on the forefront of your mind and your marriage for quite sometime. If it hasn’t been, then it needs to be. No doubt about it Sherlock! (reference to the great mystery solver).
Thedefinition of duty goes well beyond the fight or flight scenario in a relationship. Your destiny can be defined by the ethics of fair play in your married life. If you have a will, a hope or a desire to progress in this life, then you would at best tend to do the things that need to be done to get to where you want or need to be.
It may or may not be your destiny to achieve greatness on the world stage, but it is definitely your duty to achieve greatness with your spouse and in your marriage.
So then the question comes about: does duty define your destiny? I highly doubt it. However, there is no way in this simple blog post that I can get you to recline at your computer so that I can put you on the proverbial couch and analyze the whys and why nots of your particular situation to come up with an answer.
I can however try and describe what I have gone through to get to the state I find myself in at the current time. That would be very simply put: I am content.
Love, marriage and finances are more than just the obligatory statements of condition in a marriage. They are part of the foundation set that does define in fact the relationship destiny. The beauty of the duty (try saying that ten times fast!) part is that it involves just as much commitment as preparing for a different kind of battle. Waging war on your personal finances, your obligations, your marriage makes for an interesting work ethic.
You have to have a sense of duty to overcome the constant bombardment of life’s little trial and tribulations that seem to always be incoming. These are often referred to as the enemy of man. These are the things that can ruin or at the very least breakdown a relationship. These are the things that define your destiny.
I know it’s more valiant to go with duty and honor in your married life, but for the sake of argument (another little cornerstone of marriage) I am not doubting the trust and sincerity of your blissful commitment to your spouse, your family or even your job…I am just thinking out loud as a reminder that you must under any and all circumstances, have no fears, worries no doubts when it comes to your future on a day to day basis with the person who has chosen you to be their security in the battle for long, safe marriage.
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