Please Somebody, Love that Man!
by Daniel Owino Ogweno
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A man is waiting on God to be loved by a woman;
A woman is waiting for a Mr. Right;
But God knew it ahead of time;
That it is not good for a man to be alone—“Right” or “Wrong”.
Even before a man asked God for a woman;
God had already hatched a plan—He had made a provision;
A man only realises how much he wants a woman when he sees her;
A man has indeed seen a woman, but she is taking her time.
Perhaps a woman believes a man is not her type;
But God is waiting on a woman to love His son;
The game of hide-and-seek continues;
But a woman knows that the “searching” eye of a man has stopped on her.
A man is waiting and praying;
Time flies when a woman is around;
But crawls when the fantasies of a woman’s love fail to return tangible accords;
A man, however, knows that God had done His part when he spotted a woman.
God has brought a man to cross a woman’s path.
Are you a woman enough? Offer your hand; accept the kiss; say yes, and marry!
Only one condition though, and must not be compromised whatsoever:
A man is saved; a man who loves Christ; is not playing religious games.
Are you a woman?
A man is hopeless; hapless; helpless and lonely without you;
Eyeing another man? Let him talk, sooner rather than later;
There is no wisdom in keeping a precious ware where other shoppers stare;
Don’t wait! Accept him, the one who has asked and is waiting.
Did I hear right? The man is not charming!
Be wary of being overly sensual; the charms may not last so long;
If it is a properly founded marriage, it has to build on things that endure;
If a woman is charmed into a marriage, she’d love to be charmed to stay in it.
When a woman settles in the business of marriage partnership;
A woman shouldn’t be surprised when the glows of the man’s charms fade;
And, instead, the blows of charity make demands of sacrifice on her part.
More often, a woman detects after marriage that the man is not necessarily what he looked.
Marriage is not about what a woman is going to get;
It is, rather, what a woman is going to give.
If a woman builds from what she is going to give;
She’d have secured a strong foundation for her marriage.
If a woman is ready to give, then she is ripe to marry a man—any (saved) man;
If a woman is ready to receive then she is ripe for disappointment by any man.
Love is not the chemistry, the feelings, the passions; the attractions;
It is, rather, the choice to love; the covenant to keep; the commitment to cherish.
The foundation of marriage is not the expectations of the thrills of sharing someone’s life; it is, rather, the preparation for the grills of responsibility occasioned by someone sharing your life.
There is nothing wrong with being passionately attracted to a man. The author himself was swept off his feet by passions of love and affections kindled by irresistible attractions.
The only problem is to have unrealistic expectations and the hopes that honeymoon will be the lifestyle. The only honeymoon that will last and which you can count on is that which YOU have decided to unconditionally give to your spouse.
When we settle down to business, the strength of our marriage must shift its foundational paradigms.
In the author's case, they decided that they were going to build their marriage on the covenant commitment. In this way they relegated the “feelings” to a distant backstage. Feelings are like weather: they not only vary from time to time, they can also be stormy and destructive at times.
When the thrills of courtship have cooled down, the grills of marriage should cement rather than tear it apart.
Divorce? Don’t even think about it. It is irrelevant. The Blood of Christ is the seal for the covenant of marriage.
Sex before marriage? Don’t even think about it; it is irrelevant.
Don’t lose your integrity. Don’t allow any one enter into a bargaining deal with you on something that is not for sale. Whatever price he/she names, your answer must be "N/A" (Not Applicable).
Have a blessed marriage;
May the Lord give you the grace to give your best.
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Very, very good! And, I agree totally with your "Author's Note"! If we could only communicate these truths to those about to be married, those in troubled marriages, and those whose marriages have lost focus through the years. Impressive content! Great job!