When I Said I Do1 min read

It was a few years back

I don’t remember what caused it but I felt that my wife was not treating me right.

I waited for the whole family to go to bed before deciding to go for a walk.

It was meant to be a prayer walk where I was going to do a tell-it-all with God.

It was more of a prayer rant.

I went into all I thought I was not getting.

When I eventually took a pause before launching to the next chapter of my rant, something hit me.

It could have been a two tonne truck because it had the same impact.

The words were – “husbands, love your wife just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word”.

The rest of the walk gave me a new meaning to what that verse of scripture meant.

It meant that my vow of “I do” was first to God before it was to my wife

My wife didn’t owe anything before I did my part of the vow.

I was forever in her debt because I made the vow to her and God.

God was the one keeping scores – not me.

And the only scores I could keep was on whether I was living out my vow.

And that’s what I keep trying to do everyday.

I keep my eyes on my scores.

How do I love her

How do I show her that she is the most important human being in my world.

That’s what I keep living everyday

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Tola Akinsulire

A married guy with a precocious son who works his (I mean me, not my son - I bet you know, right?) day job as a financial guy trying to make real estate projects have some sense to the investor. I like to talk about what I learn along the way as I live my faith in life (family, work, friendships, fellowship, community and anything else you can put here).