Recently, I have started to notice that wedding bells have been ringing a lot this year especially within my circle. This often comes with the temptation to feel slightly jealous of what God is doing in a friend’s life or to feel like “maybe God has forgotten me” or “I just don’t believe that God has been good to me ooo” or whatever it is you may have been silently whispering to God lately.
I understand this because it is natural to be inclined to do this.
So here are 3 things that can help you navigate this phase of your life and minus all the wrong kind of emotions that might possibly crop up.
1. Pray for them.
Hmmmm! How do you pray for someone else when you are going through unhappy moments? Well, just pray.
Pray for their homes, pray for their future, pray for their unborn children, pray that all will be well with them generally. Why? Because when you pray for people, peace, joy and all the right kinds of emotions floods your heart for them. If you do not believe me, then try it.
2. Sow into their lives.
This works every time. If a friend of yours is getting married, contribute financially. And it doesn’t even matter how small or how big it is. What matters most is that you are showing your support in the best way you can.
Giving helps to shift your focus from yourself to someone else, and this is a superb thing.
According to research, giving reduces depression and makes you happier. So give to them.
3. Be genuinely happy for them.
Yeah, don’t let your lips say, “Congratulations, I am so happy for you” when your heart is very far from it. Genuinely say congratulations. Let your happiness for them reflect in your eyes, your tone of voice and your tone of chats.
If you are not happy for your soon-to-be-married friend, “wetin you gain”?
I hear some of you ask how one can say “congratulations” with so much happiness without faking it. Talk to God about it and tell Him to help your heart.
Never ever underestimate the power of prayer. Prayer works wonders!
I hope this has been useful for you?
If you feel there are more ways of dealing with this phase of one’s lives, the comment section is open for you to share so we can all learn.
CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
I have the joy of the Lord and I do not fall into the pit of depression
PRAYER FOR THE DAY
Lord, help me to be genuinely happy for my friends
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
When you pray for people, peace, joy and all the right kinds of emotions wells up in your heart for them
ACTION PLAN FOR THE DAY
Pray for your friends who will be getting married soon and if you have none, pray for those soon-to-be brides all around the world.
BIBLE READING OF THE DAY
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I am Oshams, writer, blogger, soon-to-be author and Word-Lover.