Singles' Devotional

Seriously, Lord, I Am Ready Now


A lady was being asked one day why she wants to get married.

She said ‘oh…i just like the idea, the white wedding gown, the pictures and the honeymoon, especially if it’s a destination wedding you know’.

Another one said ‘for me I want to have cute babies o. My husband must have 6 packs…12 sef’

Proverbs 14:1(NLT) says A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.

Meanwhile while the ladies’ session was going on, the guys were also having their time.

‘It’s so beautiful having a lady beside you in the corporate world… After all if I make all these money, there has to be someone spending it for me na’, Jude said as he laughed and others with him.

Terrence however was of the opinion that getting married for him was for the purpose of having someone to clean the house and warm the “other room.”

Luke 14:28 (NLT) says “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?

Many people get married for all sorts of reasons though there is a purpose why God instituted marriage. But then no matter your own reason, there are some basic principles that cuts across everyone.

You cannot say you want to get married and yet you don’t want anybody to disturb your privacy, for example. Like you will not talk to anybody for days.

Relationship is at least 95% communication. If you are provoked at any slight offence or are moody all the time, you will definitely have issues.

For some, they can’t just bear to see baby poo or a baby crying. And you want to have babies? Issokay.

Others don’t have any financial plan whatsoever…especially ladies. They feel the guy will take care of them. Yes, it’s a man’s responsibility to but it doesn’t give you an excuse to be a liability either. What are you bringing to the table? Marriage is 100% give and take, not even 50-50.

As a man, what plans are you having for your family and unborn children? Yes, there is a place of faith but don’t be foolish either.

What is your spiritual formation like too? Will you be calling pastor every now and then with any little challenge at home?

As a lady too, will you be running back to your parents house anytime you and your husband have a little misunderstanding or you will keep malice with him for days?

As a man, will you reject food when you are angry like a baby or go out with your friends at night to avoid confronting the issues at home?

Ladies, will you leave all the work at home and the nurturing of your children to the hands of caregivers alone?

Proverbs 13:22 (NLT) Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.

Marriage is full time responsibility and if you truly desire it, be ready to work at it!

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY:
I take full responsibility and work at my relationship.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:
I will not abuse the privilege I have in my relationship and marriage.

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
Is it possible, you are still being delayed by being in the school of personal development?

ACTION PLAN OF THE DAY:
Henceforth I work on myself.

BIBLE READING OF THE DAY:
Luke 14



8 Comments

  1. Sylvester Obinna February 6, 2019
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