This is the fourth in a series of what traits to look for in a life mate. While the following sets a high standard, one that perhaps few will initially reach, each area identified is an important character trait to look for and inquire about as you consider a lifelong marriage partner.
4. What is this person’s life call or mission? God has called each of us to specific life mission and He gives gifts to help complete this mission. While this call can change and evolve, does this person understand his/her own personal mission? We are each born with purpose, but when we are born again, I believe we find our passion. What is this person’s passion in life and how does it match with your passion? If God is calling two to become one, then He is recognizing similar life calls that will complement one another.
What do I mean? I live in a farming community in Pennsylvania. If a young man is desiring to be a farmer, then a young wife needs to not only understand that call, believe in that call as a business and ministry, but be willing to come alongside her husband and be a farmer as well. She needs to be willing to embrace the smell and the flies in her kitchen. If a young lady has a passion and is called to oversees missions, then a young man who she is desiring to become one with will need to share in that call. It does not mean we lose our individuality, but are we agreeing to the mission and can that mission become a co-mission? Are the two compatible or similar enough to merge into one? Adam and Eve were given a co-mission, to tend the garden. (Genesis 2:8, 15, 18) The Father will do the same for you. Too many marriages today haven’t a clue as to why they are together. Could it be that they have not discovered their mission together?