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    DISCOVER PURPOSE
    BEFORE SPOUSE
    Prepare your outside work make it fit for yourself in the field
    and afterward build your house


    —Solomon the King

    Proverbs 24:27

    It is wisdom to know where you are going
    before

    asking someone to follow you




    Account of heroes enlisted in the hall of faith reveals that many were singles and young when they discovered God’s vision for their lives. Starting from the first God’s project Adam; God never brought Eve to Adam until He had put him in the garden—until He has given him the vision for his life “Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it”(Genesis 2:15). It was after the establishment of a purposeful business for Adam that God talked of building him a house. This God did in the third verse of that chapter two. Looking for whom to marry before searching for the reason for which you exist is like putting the cart before the horse—you may end up living your life in a slow motion
    .
    Don’t hurry to marry, tarry to carry something first that will carry you through
    .

    When you are free of mind you will have better atmosphere to discern and discover the hidden purpose. You will be free of external influence. The next hero on the face of the scripture worthy to talk about is father Abraham. Firstly, let’s clear this popular misconception that God called Abraham at the age of 75. That is not true. God called him far before he was 75years as we will see in the scripture. Abraham was dwelling in Ur of Chaldeans before he moved to Haran and finally to Cannan. God called Abraham ever before he went to dwell in Haran. The book of Acts of Apostles reveals this in long speech of martyr Steven. “And he (Stephen) said,
    ‘Brethren and father listen, the God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia before he dwelt in Haran and said to him “get out of your country and from your relatives and come to the land that I will show you”.(Acts 7:2). God called Him ever before he went to dwell in Haran. Abraham was only 75 when he was leaving Haran to finally yield the call and was not called in Haran.
    God called him when he was in Mesopotamia in Ur of Chaldean, but all the years he spent in Haran was more or less unfulfilling as nothing tangible was recorded of him that he achieved in walking with God except that he came out with some properties. (Genesis 12:5). The word of God to Abraham in Gen12:1-3, was not spoken by God to Abraham when he was in Haran. If you consider further the introduction in verse one “Now God had said to Abraham ‘get out of your country from your family and from your father’s house to a land I will show you’ ”; note that clause “God had said”.
    God gave him the vision while still in Ur of Chaldeans, I believe that was why he left the place, but stopped over at Haran possibly at his father decision and discretion—he was playing daddy’s boy. “And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law, Sarai, his son Abram’s wife and they went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Cannan: and they came to Haran and dwell there” (Gen 11:31). So Abram was called ever before he was 75.
    One thing that could also be inferred from this is that, Abraham was possibly being called before he got married. Why? God told him to get out of his father’s house; so this could mean that Abraham was not yet married when God gave him the vision—after all the scriptures says “therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh”—and God was not referring to family but the fathers house; so he couldn’t have been married when he was still in his father’s house. So Abraham was definitely not 75 when he discovered God’s purpose for his life and possibly single in his father’s house. Also Isaac, he was already in charge of his father business before Abraham talked of getting him a wife. The head of servants in Abrahams house—Eliazar of Damascus, called Isaac his master when Rebecca asked him about Isaac “Then Rebekah lifted her eyes and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her Carmel for she said to the servant who is this man walking in the field to meet us? (Genesis 24:65). Isaac was a practicing business man in animal production. The servant further talked about this “The Lord as blessed my master greatly and he has become great and he has given him flocks and herds, silver and gold, male and female servants and camels and donkeys and Sarah my masters wife bore a son to my master when she was old and to him he has given all that he has.” (Genesis24:35-36).
    Coming down to Jacob, he was already in training at Laban School of animal production before getting hooked to Leah and Rebecca. He was a practicing shepherd before getting married. Joseph had become prime minister—of which he had received the dream of, at the age of 17 before discovering whom to marry. What of David? He had been made the captain of Israel army—anointed as king: a successful musician, a humble shepherd boy, before getting hooked to Saul’s daughter—Micah.
    Moses was a victim of this misplacement of priority and he paid for it. He got married to Zipporah—Reuel’s daughter, before discovering God’s purpose for his life. (Exodus 2: 21). But when he later discovered or ready for the purpose of God for his existence he had to forfeit the marriage. He first tried to carry the family along at the onset “Then Moses took his wife and his sons and set them on a donkey and he returned to the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 4:20); but when the vision was growing and intensifying, he had to forsake the family and the marriage; when he eventually set out on the mission to accomplish the vision the marriage became a burden to him because it was not in line with his God’s given vision.

    Pursue your dream to
    a comma, before coming
    to pursue a damsel

    This is revealed in Exodus 18:2 “Then Jethro, Moses father in-law, took Zipporah Moses wife after he had sent her back ….” Moses had to send back his life partner because of his life purpose; the two were not in agreement, that is, his choice of partner and the call of God upon his life; not the wife alone but also the two sons—Geshem and Eliazar verse 3&6.
    It was like Zipporah his wife was not in agreement with the covenant ordinance of circumcision which is the foundational principle of an Israelite. How Zipporah view circumcision of Moses two sons is an indication. God almost kill Moses for this “And it came to past on the way, at the encampment, that the Lord met him and sought to kill him. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses feet, and said, ‘surely you are a husband of blood to me!’ So He let him go, Then she said, ‘You are a husband of blood!’ Because of the circumcision”.(Exodus4:24-26). This woman was a stranger to the covenant. Then Moses had to latter remarry to an Ethiopian woman after putting away Zipporah. But mind you, you can’t do that—as a New Testament believer: hence pursue your dream to a comma before pursuing a damsel.




    Pray ahead work ahead but don’t rush ahead

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