SERIOUSLY-LET’S TALK!

“I DON’T WANT MY SON TO TURN OUT LIKE HIS FATHER….”
Gen. 26:6-11
A woman said to me; “I don’t want my son to turn out like his father”. That was startling and so I asked; “what is wrong with his father?”.
She started crying. I tried to console her and after a while through the sob, she spoke; “his father sleeps around and acts religious before everyone. But I know it is common knowledge that he is a promiscuous…nobody talks about it but they all know it.”
I did not know what to say than to assure her that I know the boy was born-again and there was no need to fear. I am not sure the woman totally agreed that the sinful nature of the father will still not show up but she accepted that my attestation was enough for her. I hope it is enough!

She left but I couldn’t but wonder at :

1. How much of the past we carry into the present…we always carry it in our opinions or world view!

2. How much of our experiences contribute to our hopes or fears!
The young man had many friends who were girls and he keeps telling the mother, nothing was going on between him and the girls but the good mother felt that his indecisive character about a future partner may at the long run lead him into the same lifestyle.

3 VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF:

1. Where are you coming from? Your family , your pains, your troubles–the experiences of the past. Be sincere! It may help you see what you need to do now and quickly.

2. Where are you now? What are you doing now to make changes to your life. Are you living within the vicinity of the ingredients that will help you re-enact the past. Isaac lied just as his father Abraham lied but it was because Isaac came to the same place his father was…NOBODY SURVIVES AROUND ABIMELECH WITHOUT A LITTLE BIT OF DECEIT IT SEEMS.
Genesis 26:3 says; “Stay in this land for a while….” Isaac was suppose to stay for a while but he stayed for a long time and nobody survives with the Philistines without compromise.
LISTEN…
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR A CHILD OF GOD TO MARRY AN UNBELIEVER WITHOUT COMPROMISE…YOU JUST HAVE TO COMPROMISE CERTAIN THINGS TO DO IT, YOU JUST HAVE TO. So what compromises are you entertaining today- your body, integrity, boldness, joy, peace, phone calls, SELFIE PICTURES WITH STRANGE SHAPES TO LOOK SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE etc

3. Where are you going?- What kind of life do you want to create for God to have His way. PLEASE LISTEN AGAIN- ask yourself WHAT KIND OF LIFE DO YOU WANT TO CREATE FOR GOD TO HAVE HIS WAY IN YOUR FUTURE. If your marital choice does not bring pleasure to God, you will not be pleased with it at the end. If you want your personal pleasure out of it…it will soon fade.
You can “garnish” your pleasures with fasting and prayer and even attend Church programmes to satisfy yourself that you are religious..but the ultimate reason for our salvation and relationships is to bring pleasure to God. The joy(pleasure) of the Lord will become your strength.
HAVE YOU TAKEN STOCK LATELY ON HOW YOUR RELATIONSHIP WILL END OR WHERE IT WILL LEAD YOU?
“He is nice” may one day become “he has just “Ninja turtled” my face”.
If your parents cannot see where you are going, you should be able to see it. YOU MUST! Marriage is not a blind leap…find him or her in God and see how God so much wants your union to replicate His Kingdom on earth…if you cannot see it, wisdom may laugh at you (Prov. 1:26).
DEAR FRIEND- GOD LOVES YOU AND HE GAVE HIS SON JESUS CHRIST WHO DIED, WAS BURIED AND ROSE AGAIN FOR YOU…PLEASE DON’T RECREATE THE PAST, YOU ARE NOT A MUSEUM.
Shalom!
(c) Bishop Ponle Alabi copeainc

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