Discussion 13

Bless it be the name of the Lord, my beautiful readers! I pray that your weekend was filled with love and peace from our awesome omnipotent Creator. Getting into today’s topic, there was a certain discussion on Twitter. The young lady mentioned that there isn’t anything wrong with desiring a relationship and family, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s in the Lord’s plan. I told her that I agreed because, as she pointed out, God has callings for people. For instance, there are two female best friends, and both of them plan out their lives that involve marriage and kids. Should they plan such things? No way, because we are not the Almighty and don’t have authority over our lives. They made plans out of the will of God, and one out of the two was disappointed because she ended up single. The other ended up married and had children, but only on God’s timing and not her own. It is written that: But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you (1 Corinthians 7:28). Not everyone is meant for marriage and children. I’m sorry to say that, but it’s true, and there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s God simply displaying that He wants someone all to Himself and only for His purpose. The person that I’ll use for a perfect example is Apostle Paul: For I would that all men were even as myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I (1 Corinthians 7:7-8). I didn’t understand what Paul was talking about and believed that no matter what, women must bear children; it’s God’s will for us. After God changed me and blessed me with His precious Holy Spirit, I see things differently and spiritually. Here is one of my testimonies, I always knew that I wanted a family, a big one as a matter of fact, but God gave me exactly what I needed at the right time. His timing is perfect because if He had changed me before my family, like Apostle Paul, I would’ve remained single because after receiving the Holy Spirit, I don’t want to do anything else but give God all of my time. He is just that magnificent, and the unspeakable joy in my spirit is a feeling I’ve never felt before, which is something I want to keep. Seriously, my kids wouldn’t be here if He came to me in my teens or early twenties, but He manifested to me that my four beautiful children and my wonderful husband are meant to be in my life so that they can get to know Him. As parents, it is our responsibility to bring our children up in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6). To conclude, there’s nothing wrong with desiring a relationship and a family. However, don’t force it because it’s always been up to God, and it would only happen according to His will. What do you all think? Please comment below. I pray that the presence of the Lord will watch over you and keep you all safe through the week. God bless.

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