Getting a husband or a wife was supposed to have become easier
Communication barriers had been broken down by technology
Anybody and everybody are now at your fingertips!
Or so she thought
She saw testimonies of couples who met on twitter, became friends and eventually got married!
There was one that particularly interested her
The guy was trying to get the lady to subscribe to a tourism experience with his company
He slid into her DM and talked to her about it
She responded positively
Then he asked her if she would like to be on the trip as a single or as a couple
There was a special discount for couples
She said she would go as a couple if he would be her plus one
They laughed over it
Met soon after
Became an item
One year later
Six months after he proposed
They got married
The lady shared their love story on twitter
Shared the wedding pictures
Such a sweet story!
Why can’t her own story be like that?
The guys in her DM are always asking for silly stuff
“Send me your nude pictures….
Do you want to get down with me?....
Do you want to chat dirty?...
Can we hook up?...”
Only God knows why she was attracting perverts
She wondered about it
What was it she was doing wrong?
She was 29 years old
A lover of God and all his works
She was equipped to be a good wife
She was sociable
She was down to earth
She was profitably engaged
She was an asset to any man
But the suitors…
Where are the suitors?
There are so many good guys in her church
Great husband materials
But none of them seemed to have any interest in dating her
It seemed guys have a certain taste for women from other places
They would rather go to another church to get a bride than take a second look at the ladies right beside them
It was like the story of Hagai and Ishmael in the Bible
Her child almost died of thirst because she couldn’t see a well full of water right in front of her
Why couldn’t guys see her?
It was quite depressing
Having to keep a straight face and pretend all is well
When all she wanted was her own man
Some ladies complain about having relationship challenges
She would rather have a challenging relationship than no relationship
One day while she was crying
Her elder brother walked in
“What is the problem? Why are you crying?” He asked
She had never opened up to him before
She didn’t want to be a burden to anybody
She was old enough to fight her own battles
But he caught her at her moment of weakness
She didn’t know when she spilled her guts
He listened and smiled
“Wipe your tears, my sister, there is nothing to be worried about”
His words were comforting
A problem shared is indeed a problem half solved
What happened after was sort of magical
Her brother went all out on her behalf
He marketed her to his friends and colleagues
He prayed for her marital destiny every day and told her to study the book of Ruth in the Bible
He became her Boaz
Six months later, she got a call from one of his friends
He had been transferred to their city and needed accommodation
She was in real estate
Her brother nudged him in her direction
She found him a suitable accommodation
He arrived the following week
She took him on a tour of the accommodation
He liked it
He liked her
She could tell
They settled the accommodation business
He called her afterwards
They became good friends
He started attending her church
He took her to the movies
He took her to the beach
They had a very healthy friendship
One day told he prosed
Exactly one year after they met
She said yes!
But there was a small problem
He had spent all his savings on getting the accommodation and that means they would have to wait for several months for him to have enough to prosecute a wedding
She suggested that they both start committing a certain amount of their salaries into an account towards the wedding
He loved the suggestion
She called her brother, told him the good news
He was happy for her
One year later, they had saved enough
They went for marriage counselling
They did the introduction
They got married
When they got to the wedding reception
The time for the wedding toast came
Her husband stood up and invited her brother to the podium
Her brother took the microphone
Her brother said “I was studying the book of Ruth when I realized something, many men distance themselves from the marital destiny of their sisters and loved ones. They don’t want to be seen as meddling or interfering. They don’t want to be the one to shoulder the blame in case the union didn’t work out!
But the Holy Spirit told me I should be like Boaz, I shouldn’t rest until the marital destiny of my sister was settled!
That same evening I had a discussion with my sister
I realized the Holy Spirit was on point!
Where do I get a good husband for my beloved sister?
I prayed and God led me the handsome man we are all looking at today
So I gave him a call and he told me he had just been thinking of calling me because he needed help!
He had been transferred by his company from the headquarters to one of the branches and he needed accommodation
I started blessing the name of the Lord
I was sure when they see each other, the chemistry would speak and the spirit of the Lord would say a big Yes!
They fitted nicely in my spirit!
I gave him my sister’s number and told him she was into real estate
She would get him the very best accommodation for the budget he had in mind
I started praying
A month later I found out they had become friends
I kept praying and today, they desire of both their hearts had been met!
He made the toast, people drank and cheered
She felt so proud of him
She was happy she opened up to him and asked for help
Keeping it all bottled in had almost led her into depression
He acted like Boaz in every way
He didn’t rest until she was safely living her dream
He was the best brother in the world!