This story is exclusively for young new brides. This is the story of a young bride who almost lost her home out of sincere carelessness, pressure from inlaws and ignorance. Please read this story to find out how she effectively managed the situation and the manner of wisdom she applied.
Mrs Becca who lives next door to Mrs Tat decided to pay a short visit to Mrs Tat.
Mrs. Tat was very pleased and she welcomed Mrs Becca and made her feel very comfortable. After about a few minutes of exchanging greetings and pleasantries, Mrs Becca decided to go straight to the reason for the unexpected visit.
Mrs Becca: Mrs Tat, it’s only about 3 months you and your husband moved into this apartment and I have been observing the way you live with your husband. You both seem very happy. Could you please share with me the secret. Right now, I am at the verge of divorcing my husband. I feel I made a terrible mistake ever marrying him. I feel like I’m some one else’s wife and that I had married the wrong man.
Thank you so much for your sweet commendation. Well, neighbor, I would not waste much of your time. I’ll tell you the things I do……
As that conversation was going on at Mrs Tat’s House, it seemed like a coincidence had occurred. Their husbands were at a nearby eatery. Mr. Becca had spoken to Mr. Tat on the phone that morning, so that they could meet there later in the day and that he had something quite serious but personal to discuss with him.
After both of them had exchanged greetings and had ordered a bottle of soft drink each.
Mr Becca started by saying…. Mr. Becca:
I am really very sorry to bother you but I felt you were the best person I could talk to. Since you and your wife moved in next door to us, I have observed that you two are happily married. As I speak my wife and I about to get divorced. I love her and I don’t want to let go of her. I try my best as a man yet she’s never happy. She’s always sad and there’s no excitement in our home. I really need your help.
Mr.Tat: Well, I know we look excited in my marriage but it’s actually more than that we are in love. Our love for each other is new and vibrant each day. I also understand that you may have really tried a lot to please your wife before this discussion. As a brother and a friend I will tell you the spice that was added to my marital relationship….
Now back to the ladies…
Mrs. Tat: I cook for my husband, I do his laundry well, I clean his shoes, and our room is always neat and tidy.
Mrs Becca: Is that all you do? Well, I do all that and even more. I make sure he eats freshly cooked food every day; 3 times a day. I clean up the house and mob it twice a day. I give him sex at least thrice every day, I empty my account all the time just to please him. But now I am burnt out. All these don’t add a thing to my marriage.
Mrs Tat: Then I think you need to be patient just a little. I’ll pray with you (she prayed for the spice of relationships to be added to the marriage of Mr & Mrs Becca)
Now to the Men…. Mr Tat: Is your wife very hardworking, does she satisfy you and please you always?
Mr. Becca: Yes. She does and she’s very exceptional at that. She’s a wonderful woman.
Mr. Tat: She’s wonderful, yet she wants to leave you??? Then there’s something wrong!
Mr. Becca: What could it be Mr Tat…
Mr. Tat: Something very vital is missing
Mr. Becca: Really? What could it be Me. Tat..
Mr. Tat: The Relationship Spice…. “Joy”
Mr. Becca: Joy? Yes. I know that and that’s the reason I came to you. How do I restore that in my marriage? I don’t want my wife to leave….
Mr Tat: If you sincerely love her then You have to pay a sacrifice. Prove your love for her. Sacrificial Love ignites joy in any relationship. Joy sparks up love between both parties.
After that conversation, Mr. Becca kept wondering and thinking of a way to prove his love for his wife sacrificially till the next day morning which happened to be a Saturday.
Mrs. Becca was set to attend a friend’s wedding. As she was about to step out, her husband beckoned on her. It was quite strange because to her all her husband cared about was his food been ready, his food properly cooked, the house well tidied and his clothes neatly laundered. He had never really shown any concern for his wife’s welfare or how she spends her day.
She came close to him and then he asked…
“Where are you off to dear?”
Wife: A Friend’s wedding.. Was anything wrong with the food this time?
Husband: Not at all. The food tasted nice. You don’t look good. Don’t you have any nice dress to wear?
Wife: (looking very surprised) No I don’t. Since when did you care?
Husband: Seriously? This is the best dress you have? No no. Please hold on. (He went inside the bedroom and came back in about a minute). Take this card and go get yourself a very nice dress for the wedding. How can my wife look this bad? By the way you can use up all the money in the card. It’s all yours.
Wife: Wow.. thanks.
She hurries to a boutique and then gets a nice dress. As she was about to make payments she decided to use the ATM machine next to the boutique to check how much she had at her disposal. She didn’t believe what she saw…. In the account was 10 million naira. She quickly called her husband to enquire if she’s got the right card but, she received the most amazing answer of her life.
“No sweetie. It’s all yours. You are worth more than 10million naira to me. It’s the whole of my savings but I have given it all to my dear wife.”
2 weeks later, Mr. Tat called Mr Becca to find out if they were still getting a divorce.
Mr Becca said……
” I thought I had an exceptional wife until I sacrificed all I had for her. She does the same regular things and activities around the house but this days with great joy, reverence and rejoicing. She goes out of her way unusually to make me happy.
That JOY you talked of sparked up and now we are so in love. Seeing the joy and gladness with which she does things around the house has motivated me to help her around with the chores sometimes. She’s been full of thanks both in her actions and words and that has made me a lot nicer to her than before.”
Mr. Tat: Good news bro. Well in my case I had to stop extra marital affairs. I didn’t want to influence your decision so I didn’t tell you….when it….(continues speaking on the phone with Mr. Becca)
2 days later, Mrs Tat and Mrs Becca met at a shop across the street. There Mrs Becca disclosed that she had realized how much her husband loved her and that she married just the perfect and sensitive man. She was so excited as she said she was really ready to grow old with him.
Mrs Tat smiled and said something that took Mrs Becca by surprise…
“….This is how most Christians are. They want to serve God but get all burnt out with trying to reach out to Him, pray and please Him. They feel their pleasing Him would cause Him (God) to love them & bless them.
They failed to realize that He had already blessed them by paying the ultimate sacrifice for their sins and that He also resurrected just for them to have and enjoy life.
When you see God as One who loved you even before you knew Him and that He has already given you all you need. You wouldn’t praise or serve Him just for Him to have a little pity on you and bless you. Rather, you’d be full of joy, thanks and rejoicing.
You’d jump at anything to express your gratitude to Him. It is only in that way YOU’D ENJOY GREAT FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD, GO EXTREME IN SERVING HIM AND NEVER GET TO BURN OUT, OR GET TIRED….
That’s the only way you can please Him as a friend.
You know Every one loves “Thank you” and wants to give even more to those who express sincere gratitude with joy. The same it is with God. When you are grateful to Him for giving you all things both in the spirit and physical, He’d continue to embarrass you with blessings you cannot imagine ….
STOP BEGGING GOD… START REJOICING TODAY!!!!