By Deolu Akinyemi
“I want to go to Prayer City, he doesn’t allow me.”
“My husband is hindering my spirituality, and dragging us back spiritually.”
“This my husband is the only mistake I made, I wish I could undo my marriage. ”
“My Husband does not love God, he’s a pagan.”
“My Husband does not beat me physically, but he abuses me emotionally.”
“ My Marriage is a wreck, I really don’t know why God created marriage. ”
“This my wife is just too hard for me, I loved her as opposite, but now I want similar.”
“My wife is a witch, once I offend her, I get bad news at work.”
“My wife is making my life miserable. It’s been 2yrs she allowed any action.”
“My wife earns more than me, and I’m reminded of it daily.”
“You can’t have my type of wife and be faithful. She’s proud, and I can’t beg.”
“ Ah, me it’s my boss, my boss is directly from hell, working with him is hell.”
“Ah, Jesus did not put my boss into consideration when he said pray for those who despitefully use you. His own is too much. My boss annoys me, oppresses me, and always wants to frustrate me.”
“ I wish I can just escape from my work, my marriage, my family or even my life.”
Everything, including your enemies are for bringing you to full stature. Use every opportunity to practice the Christ life. When you prayed – thy will be done on earth as it’s in heaven? Or let Christ be fully formed in me? You were praying for trouble. If you will ever come to fullness, if you’ll ever be truly blessed, if the prosperity you desire is as Christ defines it. If success to you is living in the Christ and growing to fullness of stature, if you love God and have an eternity with God, then realize that all things, past and present, deliberate or happenstance is working it all out for your growth and maturity. You want to be like Christ? Then use every opportunity you have to practice His life, to give expression to His life in you. (Matthew 5:38-48)
And don’t forget this one… James 1:2-4
“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.” You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well developed, not deficient in any way.
Your wicked husband, insensitive wife and heartless boss are God-tools for bringing out the best in you. To become matured is not a day’s job.
Stop walking out of your marriage, stop walking out of your job, stop walking out on things. Hang in there and take it – wedlock is padlock, the keys are with God. You want to walk away from anything? Make sure God is leading you to. Else, you will still carry over the course.