Friday, 15 December 2017


Very recently, I planned to spend 4 hours with the Lord precisely from 8pm to 12am. My heart was yearning to fellowship with the love of my life -the Lord Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, I ended up angry and frustrated. My toddler whom I did everything to 'cajole' to sleep kept his 2 eyes wide opened, cackled, pranced around and didn't sleep till I poured cold water on his head and fanned him to sleep, that was twenty something minutes past eleven. I was so angry he 'hijacked' all my time, I had no energy to pray. I had to re-adjust my inner system, asked the Lord for grace and 'forced' the sweet feeling back.

Yesterday, same. I couldn't go for my prayers, I had to sit beside him on the bed and commune with the Lord by fire, by thunder, by force!

What I'm I trying to say? Marriage is responsibility, it is sacrifice, it is servant hood and it is a place of compromise. You won't always have all the time you have now as a single person to pray and attend attend programmes as much as you want. Now, that you are single, instead of rushing to get married, enjoy your singleness, serve the Lord, pursue your vision.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 says, "Remember the Lord thy God in the days of thy youths." Most youths don't care if God exists these days talk less of remembering Him. Your single years is for serving the Lord, maximize this opportunity before you get married!

I so much enjoyed serving the Lord as a single lady I was in no hurry to get married, I never wanted my singleness to end. It was so glorious, beautiful and fulfilling. I boasted to anyone who cared to listen I would marry at 30. 'Unfortunately', I got married 3 months short of my 30th birthday.

Marriage is beautiful. It has its own benefits and enjoyments. It also comes with lots of sacrifice and compromise. To everything there is time and season (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

Serve the Lord in your single years. The Lord who sees your faithfulness in His time will reward you with a good, godly spouse in Jesus' name.

"To everything, there is time and seasons." Never forget that! God bless you, cheers!

© Seun Oladele

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