How To Handle Those Marital Pressures
When are you bringing Uncle home?
I want to carry my grandchildren before I die!
Wow, what a nice car. It remains a nice sister o.
Your mates are all married, what are you waiting for?
These are some of the words you hear and are sometimes forced to sit and start thinking, especially if you are of marriageable age.
Can I tell you something?
Everyone has their own share of pressures. How you handle it is what matters.
Yours may not be marriage, maybe it’s at your workplace, or something else. How you react shows your level of understanding.
Let’s take a cue from Jesus.
John 7:3 KJV His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
His brethren, who are supposed to be closest to him, were the ones testing him.
They did not really believe him.
Perhaps you have friends who ask if you are man enough.Perhaps you have friends who ask if you are wise or stupid, for not “milking that man dry”.
Listen to what Jesus said
John 7:6 KJV Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
Understanding your time will save you a lot of stress.
A mango seed and a maize seed may be planted the same day, but they both have different timings and seasons.
That you are not married yet doesn’t mean you are bad, God may just be working on you, or on your spouse.
Jesus said my time is not yet come. Meaning He will still do the miracles they so much desire, but at a particular time.
Several times they wanted to kill Jesus, but they couldn’t, because his time hadn’t come.
You will still get married…tell that to those disturbing you.
You will still have your children…tell that to those whose backs are itching.
If you don’t tell them, they will keep telling you till you start telling yourself what you are not meant to tell yourself…read that again!
John 7:8 KJV
Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.
Go ahead and get married, my time is not yet fully come.
Go on with that building project, my time is not yet fully come.
Go ahead, buy your car, I will buy mine when it is my time.
However, while waiting for your time, give yourself to personal development.
John 7:15 KJV
And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
That is how people will ask…how come you know so much about parenting, having never been married?
How knoweth ye about cars, having never bought one? Lol
You know so much about building, yet you studied agriculture.
Don’t spend your waiting time crying and sulking over the whole place.
Channel that energy into learning more about the marriage institution.
Read books…there are lots to read HERE
Attend conferences and seminars…we have an online Marital Breakthrough programme coming up in a few days.
Get knowledge. Knowledge empowers.
Notes from Pastor Dunamis:
As you wait, clean up yourself. Ensure no compromise is causing delays. Do all you know to do so God can do all He wants to do in your life. Making yourself ready in all ramifications is what marital Breakthrough Programme is all about. I think it will be the most comprehensive programme we have ever held for Singles since the beginning of KHC. I hear wedding bells all over the place! Are you ready? Learn more on how to register as registration will close tomorrow or so! Be blessed! Learn more HERE or use button below.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I will not miss my timing in God.
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord, give me strength to go through this phase of life.
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Ecclesiastes 3:11a (KJV) He hath made every thing beautiful in his time:
ACTION PLAN OF THE DAY
Read a book on marriage this week.