The look was unmistakable
A lady putting herself out there
She kept looking at him
He felt her gaze deep within his core
Whenever he returned the look, she would hold the look for a few seconds and then look away
He would also avert his gaze
Until he felt the gaze on him again
He understood totally
The world was now a strange place
Ladies aggressively seek for husbands the way husbands used to seek for wives
Sometimes, just like the guys
The lady wasn’t really seeking for a husband
She just wanted to have sex and move on
A one-night thing!
The problem was the lady was wearing a red sleeveless blouse
He could see the outlines of her breasts from where he was seating
The sight was oddly very encouraging
She approached him eventually
She: Hi, my name is so and so, I am the manager of this restaurant is there anything I can help you with?
He: Hi, can I use your charger to charge my phone
She: Oh! That must be why you have not bothered to ask for my number
He: Why did you say that?
She: I saw you looking at me on and off for the last 30 minutes, I was convinced you were interested in saying hello but something was holding you back, that was why I decided to take the bull by the horn
He: Wow! All I saw was a beautiful woman! There is no law against ogling, is there?
She: Oh! Ogling? What is that?
He: So, what is your name?
She told him her name
She was by no means a loose girl
She was 31 years old
She had never ever had a guy say hello to her
She had prayed
She had fasted
She had waited for donkey years
She told the Holy Spirit her intention for that week
She said: I will talk to potentials this week!
I will do it because I am tired of waiting endlessly to be found
I am not saying I will jump into anybody’s arms
All I am saying is, if I put myself out there, out of the shadows
Perhaps somebody will talk about me and someone else will listen
I am tired of being in the shadows
She forgot all about the conversation as soon as she got to work
There was so much to do
Until he walked into the restaurant
She just couldn’t keep her eyes off him
The funny thing was, he was the opposite of the specifications she had in mind
She had always desired a dark-skinned guy
Tall, extroverted, easy on the eyes and charming
Someone she can boast of and be proud of
But this guy…
She took his phone
She had a charger
She was on duty, so they couldn’t talk much
While charging his phone, she did the unthinkable
His phone was not locked
She scrolled through his contact
She looked for “My wife, wifey, babe, baby, love, BAE etc”
She couldn’t find anything relating to that
She inputted her phone number in his phone as “so and so, such and such restaurant” and saved it on his contact list
It seemed he was unattached
She couldn’t be sure but he wasn’t wearing a ring and he looked young enough
One hour later he left the restaurant
His phone was fully charged
She closed from work
She called him as soon as she got home
They talked for a while
They agreed to meet
She naturally wouldn’t have gone along with it
But she was bored and she had never been in the game
Whether it would hurt or make her whole eventually
She believed she should at least try!
They met at the mall
He was dressed to impress her
It turned her on
She knew how he dressed the day she met him in their restaurant
He was wearing a pair of carton colored trousers and a shirt
But on that “Date” he was wearing a pair of Chelsea boot, jeans white inner shirt and a black jacket
He looked like a groom
Or a soon to be groom
She was extremely impressed
Finally, at 31, a guy took the time to dress up to impress her!
He took her to an ice cream joint
They enjoyed the sensational trip together
He asked her about her previous relationships
She told him the truth
She had never had any notable relationship
She looked intently at his face as she spoke
She was used to a look of disbelief or horror from others whom she told the same truth
But not him
He seemed to assume it is normal for a 31 years old lady to remain a virgin, not out of will or self-discipline but due to circumstances!
That evening, he took her to his house
He didn’t ask if she would like to come with him
He looked at the time, it was 5pm and he said, please can you come with me to my crib?
Without giving her much time to say yes or no, he paid and they were on their way
They got to the crib
It was a new building
He told her he just rented it and was supposed to move in fully within the next week
She was impressed
He was a complete gentleman
He had a scrabble board in the house
They sat down and played together
By 7pm she told him she wanted to leave
They stood up to go
He walked directly towards her
With a look of “Don’t tell me no” on his face
She looked down!
She was nervous and uncomfortable looking right into his face with such a ferocious expectancy
He lifted her chin with his left hand and kissed her right on the lips
It was her first kiss ever
At the age of 31
With a guy she would most likely marry
The kiss lasted forever minus a few seconds
She was embarrassed that she took to kissing him like a duck on water
She returned the kiss shamelessly
He looked into her eyes and kissed her again
This time she knew he had played his penalty right into the net
Her knees and every cell in her body agreed with him
Her resistance and will deserted her
She just became a jelly
He noticed her total surrender
He pressed home his advantage
His hand unbuttoned her zipper at the back
She was wearing a body suit
She pulled it off
Unhooked her bra
And got to work
She was in uncharted territory
She was practically begging for it
She was also not willing to have it
But the sense talking in her head had become dumb and deaf
The senses tingled at his touch
It was just too good
Just too wonderful
She was naked before him
As if it was his right to have her so!
He tethered on her left nipple
She saw the heavens open directly
She saw angels ascending and descending
She saw the host of heaven singing Hallelujah
She was flabbergasted
He gave her head!
Who is this guy?
Why would he be torturing her like this?
She was at that point ready
Her day of sexual liberation had come
He inserted his finger into her
Her hymen pushed back
He: Are you a virgin?
She: Yes! I thought I told you so
He: Please wear your clothes, I am sorry
She: Please don’t apologize, I enjoyed every bit of it. I can’t lie!
He: I was told there were no virgin ladies in Lagos
She: Whoever told you that is a liar! There are many virgins in Lagos!
He: Well, I know for sure I am looking at one
She: So, what happens now? Are you going to dump me?
He: Why would you say something like that?
She: I am sorry. I don’t know what you were thinking?
He: How about you give me some credit for being responsible and think like “He wants to marry me”
She: If I think that, I would be working based on assumption. Assumptions hurt people!
He: I understand!
They continued to see each other every other weekend but he seldom unleashed the dragon again
Sometimes they would do some kissing and necking at the back seat of his car
She was the one who desired more
He was the one who exercised caution
He proposed soon afterwards
She said yes!
One year later they got married!
The marriage is 4 years strong and they have two children
Ps: the mad man of Gadarene saw Jesus and ran towards him looking for help
Jairus came looking for a touch of Jesus on his daughter
The woman with the issue of blood said “If I might touch the edge of his garment, I shall be made whole”
Sometimes we have this moment with the Holy Spirit when it seemed as if we were talking to the air
But then the Holy Spirit took that moment seriously and worked with it
A wish becomes a reality just like that
I pray for you! In 2019, your marital destiny shall be settled!
You will not be too preoccupied to notice the Holy Spirit at work
You will not insist on your own way or knowledge whenever he offers his best to you
Your home will be built on the solid rock