If we are all honest, we can admit we’ve done things that god was clearly steering us away from. that’s why prayer is key. prayer is communicating with god, and that’s something we should always do. before making any decision that’s probably based off emotions or bad advice, pray pray pray.
Tovares was just a long time friend, never thought he would be my husband because he wasn’t what i had in mind for who i thought god had for me. . yes he’s handsome 😍😏 but
1. he’s younger than i am (not by much but i was being immature).
2 he’s military and i was like nah fam lol. being a military spouse isn’t easy.
3. there were other things that i thought i needed to check off my checklist that i didn’t see in him at the time but he proved me wrong. god gave me what i needed and not just what i wanted. i prayed about it and he answered.
my advice to anyone who wants to get married: stay in christ and be anxious for absolutely nothing, not even to be married. learn to be content in your singleness and (if it is god’s will for you to be married) he will provide someone for you that is far better than anyone you could have ever provided for yourself. 😫🙌🏽 and don’t be so fixed to a checklist. yes some standards are nonnegotiable, but give god room to work. remember it’s not about you, he wants to help you build a marriage that will ultimately glorify him.
Who needed this reminder? between our inner voice and the voices of those who like to "encourage us" to find companionship, it can be hard to stay focused on jesus.
but stay the course! it will all happen in his timing as he wills it. don't allow desire to delay your destiny.
This is for people who don’t want their time wasted! i’ve heard many people say “i just don’t know if i want to commit just yet” for someone they’ve been with for about 5 plus years. i understand marriage shouldn’t be rushed, but i don’t believe you have to string someone along if you really don’t want to commit. never allow someone to manipulate and control you just because you feel insecure and alone at the moment. if marriage is your goal and “fun” is theirs, it’s okay to move on and wish them well. they can waste someone’s time, but don’t let it be yours.
You can not serve two masters. who remembers the song "oh be careful little eyes what you see!?" the bible talks about our eyes in great detail. here's one passage.
the eye is the lamp of the body; so if your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive], your whole body will be full of light [benefiting from god’s precepts]. but if your eye is bad [spiritually blind], your whole body will be full of darkness [devoid of god’s precepts]. so if the [very] light inside you [your inner self, your heart, your conscience] is darkness, how great and terrible is that darkness!
It’s so important that we know christ for ourselves. many try to use god so they can get your attention and get you to fall for them. i believe that when a relationship is honoring god, both people love jesus for themselves. we have to love god more than a spouse and we should serve him out of our own desires. what are your thoughts?
We honor @itsjusttovares and @beyoutiful_saf for being a beautiful example of a godly marriage. it’s such an honor to have founders who not only speak gods word, but live it.
this is why we do what we do! for the family unit, for the purpose of god’s people, for the souls assigned to gods people to bring back to his kingdom!