I am sure many of you have watched Tyler Perry’s Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counsellor – a couple of you have probably seen it more than once even.
After rededicating my life to Christ and genuinely and wholeheartedly pursuing Him, I happen to chance upon this movie again. Funny enough, it brought tears to my eyes – for different reasons other than just seeing someone in pain like it did when I watched it the first time.
Let me give you a brief summary, if you’ve forgotten some details of it or haven’t seen it yet…
Judith, the main character, married to Brice, decides to enjoy her life, as I would like to put it. She gets used to what she has, and no longer see the value in those things. She no longer regards her husband as enough because she changes her focus in life and looks at what she lacks rather than what she has been gifted with. She decides to search for these things elsewhere and finds a man who gives her what she thinks she needs. Harley, however does not give her sex, money, drugs and variety – he adds pain and bitterness to the package. She failed to see the pain and bitterness as an ill treatment and stooping low, but rather, he took away her self-esteem and confidence and made her feel like she deserved it all, even to the point of death.
Brice, however, is content with whatever he has and is madly in love with Judith. He does his possible best to put a smile on her face and keep her happy. He fails to realize that without Judith being happy on her own, there isn’t much he can do to change that. When he finds out she’s seeing another man, he still doesn’t give up on her, he fights to save their marriage. Although she refused, he didn’t stop, he still tried. He ended up saving her and revenging the guy who caused it all.
Sounds familiar?? No? Sure?
Jesus, our Savior and best friend assumes this position, almost daily, if not daily. We grow comfortable with His presence, His ways and begin to focus on other things, we forget all He’s done for us and no longer see His hands in whatever happens in our lives. We fail to see the effort He invests in us. Like Brice, Jesus never gives up on us. He is always there. No matter how far we push Him, He still tries to get our attention. No matter what or who we cling to, He will wait.
Brice, even after remarrying was still offering Judith assistance. Although it was too late to get back together with Judith, he still showed her love and cared for her. Eventually, she got her life back together.
Fortunately for us, with Christ, once we have life, it’s never too late. He is always waiting on us with open hands to hold us close, to help us through life, to lead and direct us. It is never too late if we have breathe and we should be thankful for that.
Today if you’re reading this, Jesus and I want to let you know that it’s not too late to come to Him. We want you to know that it’s not too late to give Him a place in your life, it’s not too late to hand Him the reigns of control.
You may either be seeing someone else or something else and ignoring Him like Judith did to Brice, or you may have never tried to even start a relationship with Him for whatever reasons like Harley – either ways, He is ready to take you into His arms and make you a part of His family.
Are you ready? Do you want to try? Do you want to experience His love? Take this opportunity He is offering you before you have to take your last breathe on earth, and I promise you, it will be the best decision you’ve made in your life.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I am sorry for giving other things priority and ignoring You. Thank You for loving me all this while. Father, today I am coming You, I am responding to Your call. I want to be a part of your family. I want to start a relationship with You. Give me the Grace and Your Holy Spirit to lead me and guide me through it all. Thank You Father for Your love, Grace and Holy Spirit. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.
If you said this prayer wholeheartedly, get into a Bible-believing church. Read the Bible and pray daily. Begin to seek God for yourself. Get to know Him. Constantly talk to Him and seek for His opinion in everything you do.
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