‘What is wrong with you! How can you throw away a big contract that’ll change our lives forever? You are going to do as I say!’ he released my hand and sighed.
‘They are in town and want to meet with you tomorrow. You can wear the dress I got you for your last birthday. I’ll get a make-up artist. Just make sure you get ready before 10a.m. Call your boss and tell him you are sick. He’ll understand.’

I stared at him, the dream I had about him was beginning to make sense. He was going to milk me dry.

‘I’m not going.’

He stood up. ‘Is this what you are learning about submission? I am your husband-to-be.’

I shook my head. ‘Bro Daniel, this relationship was a mistake. It’s over. I can’t do this. I’m out.’

I stood up from the sofa and entered my room. I called my mentor and I asked if I could spend the weekend with her. She agreed.

For those days that I spent at her place, I couldn’t eat or do anything. This wasn’t what I envisioned for my first relationship. I wondered if I’ll ever find love again. Daniel had announced to the choir that we were courting, how do I face them?

My mentor entered the guest room as I arranged my belongings into a small travelling bag, ready to return to Benin. She hugged me and I almost started crying again.

‘Yewande, God’s ways are not your ways. Stop figuring the kind of man you want with your own understanding. That a person is in the same ministry as you are is no guarantee for a successful marriage. It doesn’t always work that way. Relax and let God lead you.’

That was what I did. I waited. A year later, I met my man. A small dark man. Uyi works with the technical unit in my church. No, he doesn’t have a good voice. He goes off key every time he attempts to sing.

We’ve been married for six years now. Six years of God’s faithfulness. Many times on my way out for a ministration, , Uyi would stand at the door, holding one of my kids and say, ‘I’ll be praying for you.’

Many of my fans do not understand that the success of my ministry is tied to what happens in the secret place, behind closed doors. That man prays for me more than I pray for myself. Right during our devotions and prayers together, the lyrics of my songs have taken shape. I’ve seen myself grow to become a better woman by his side and every time, I keep asking God to show me how to love him more.

I’m moving to another aspect of my divine purpose. A call to mentor upcoming gospel artistes and music ministers . When I shared the burden in my heart with Uyi, he smiled.

‘The day I proposed to you, God told me about it. Let me show you where I wrote it.’

He reached into his box for one of his notes and flipped through it. He stopped at a page and I stared at it for a long time.

If the only reason you are saying Yes to him is because his ministry matches yours, please check with God first.

If you feel she is the perfect choice because from the surface your vision seem to aligns with hers, Check with God first.

God knows the end from the beginning. He has the blueprint of your life. He knows who can handle all He has called you to be. He sees beyond the present and understands the length and breath of your call.

Dear christian singles, here is a word God is laying on our heart as we are faced with decisions that’ll either impact or mar our lives.

‘Always check with me first. Even when you’ve checked, check again. I will instruct  and show you the way you should go. I’ll guide you with my eyes.’

…Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your path. Proverbs 3:5,6.

Written by  @IfeGrace

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