This Blog is inspired by the Parable of the 10 Virgins.
Dedicated to all Young Adults.
In our day and age, technology has made things a lot easier and faster. Applying for a job, ordering pizza, getting a date for that party, getting an actual date for the long term relationship. The possibilities and scenarios are endless! Some good and some bad, but I think it is what it is. You just control that.
With so much power in the palm of our hands, what do we do with it? Yet again a 21 feet deep Olympic size pool won’t be able to contain all the answers.
The focus of this blog is on the opportunities we can have coming our way and how we respond to them. So let’s dive right in!
We pray for jobs, we see the job advertised and we apply, we have enough time to read and learn about prospective questions to be asked. But we won’t, we would rather spend time watching Netflix and chill. We show up to the interview unprepared and that’s a missed opportunity!
You are asking God to send you a mate so you get married, the question is are you ready? I hope you know marriage is hard work and its sustainace comes by prayer and sacrifices. Sacrifices you know nothing about and a prayer you haven’t bothered to pray.
All you have to go on with is a selfish desire and your corrupted mindset that marriage will magically cure the lust or the fairy tale notion of a prince coming to sweep you off your feet, take you on a magic carpet ride singing Alladin’s ” a whole new world”. And then a happily ever after. (I love Disney don’t get me wrong)
In the parable of the 10 virgins, 5 are wise because they carried extra oil for their lamps and 5 are foolish. Notice that they all had an even playing field from the beginning, same time to prepare and wait on the groom. During the preparation time, 5 planned and prepared for what is to come. 5 did enough but not their best! The end of the story tells the outcome.
In perspective, you can have a lamp and it will be useless, in a job context, you can have good vocabulary, nail the outfit to the T and be very handsome and all but your lack of preparation will ruin it for you.
In relationships, you can be very pretty, dress well, have lots of money but naivity and ignorance will ruin it before it even starts.
I am not saying I am perfect and I have it all figured out. Far from that, but I’ll entreat you to spend time on yourself, don’t waste your waiting time. Read about what sets your heart on fire. Discover the industry you wish to get into while you wait. Read good books on relationships and marriage and while you are at it stay pure. Purity is very important, don’t be fooled to think otherwise!
Pray a lot about it too, nothing is more tragic than an opportunity that is void of God’s endorsement. Ask for discernment so you don’t make some mistakes. Ask for directions so you make the right decisions too! Your willingness to submit it to God gives Him the permission to step in and act on your behalf!
Be a wise virgin, wait well, when the groom comes you won’t be found wanting! I hope this inspires you to do something worth your while today.
God bless you!!
We are Kingdom Men and we serve the KING!!!