Before You Walk Down The Aisle – Part 2

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2. The test of diligence.
You cannot afford to marry a lazy man or an indolent woman. It will slow your journey down. Diligence is measured with so many indices like tenacity, business acumen, career pursuit, doggedness, and so on. You may not have so much today, but with diligence in a potential spouse, you can be sure you will be great in life.

Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

(Pro 22:29 AMP)

You cannot afford to commit your life into the hands of a lazy person. That is subjecting your life to unnecessary afflictions that could have been avoided.

What skills have been learnt? What self-development efforts have been made?

3. The test of focus.
Is he or she focused? Where is his passion? A visionless man is so easy to identify. His speech will betray him because the mouth speaks out of the abundance of the heart. Once you know a particular friendship is getting deepened, ask a lot of questions when you can still reason well before emotions take over.

The world is full of people who will readily compromise and who lack focus. You haven’t been together for long and he or she is already asking for jeru trap. That is gross irresponsibility. Run from such people, they are not your friends!

Jesus said, “What a generation! No sense of God! No focus to your lives!

(Luk 9:41a MSG)

You ask him what his job is, and he says ‘he is planning to travel out of the country.’ ‘Since when?’ ‘Well, for like three years now.’ Is that a job? Why must a young person stop his or her life because of plans to travel?

To be continued…

I do not fall in love blindly and helplessly.

Ask for consistency in your walk with God.

Isa 50:7 [NLT] Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will not be put to shame.

Carry out the above tests on your potential partner

Isaiah 50


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By Dunamis Okunowo

Facilitator at Kisses and Huggs Club. Pastor at Shouts of Grace Center, Ibadan. Pastor,  Father, Mentor, Writer, Husband.

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