Saturday, January 25, 2014

Ladies Are You Waiting For Your Boaz?

There is a false doctrine called “waiting for your Boaz" where women wait for their soulmates or their right husbands. Well, I am sorry to let you all know that firstly, Ruth made the move for Boaz to see her by going to work for him in the field (Ruth 2: 1). Secondly, she went to sleep at his feet for him to redeem her (Ruth 3:8).  That was faith as it is defined, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Heb 11:1)." You must know that not making any move while you wait for your Boaz is either faithlessness or presumptuousness because, “without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him (Heb 11:6)." What attracted Boaz to Ruth was her faithfulness which gave her a good testimony or report (Ruth 2: 11-12). Let me put an excerpt from my book: Chasing Princess Brigette Hager.

   There are at least four ways in which people got married in biblical times. In the Bible,  we       see different approaches. Firstly, the parents could decide for the kids like when         Hagar       selected for Ishmael (Gen 21:21), Abraham through his servant selected a wife for Isaac (Gen 24), Laban does same for his daughters (Gen 24, 38:6, Gen 29) and Mr. and Mrs. Manoah did same for Samson (Judges 14;2). Secondly, the man could make the first move (Gen 29 and Gen 2). Thirdly, the woman could make the first move (Gen 38:11-30; Ruth 3). Yesteryears customs restricted women from taking a forthcoming approach but nowadays women have been emancipated to be more forthcoming. In some cases too, daughters were given to marriage by the edicts of the king (Est. 2:2-4, 8-14).Wives could also be gotten by purchase (Gen 29:20; Ruth 4:10; Hosea 3:2; 12:12) or by kidnapping (Judges 21:21-23). Nowadays, the last two will not pass through the legal eye of most nations, but I still had to include them for elucidations.

As we all know, God does not select a spouse for anyone. I have elaborated that in Chasing Princess Brigette Hager. While the Bible encourages the faithful to wait in patience, they cannot let their oil run out. Making the move does not mean that the woman initiates the move; it simply means that she makes herself available. There are many women who are too busy to date. Others are dreaming about fairytale husbands in fairylands. 
I met a teacher one time in one school. She gave a request in a teacher’s launch that she would love a boyfriend for Christmas gift. Having many of these single guys asking me to introduce them to a great woman, I asked her if she had some time to hang out, but she told me that she was too busy. I am sure that she is too busy waiting for Boaz on the internet dating sites. What a waste of human resources!
It is inconceivable that people still want to apply the culture of yesteryears in a world of technology. Not even in biblical times was wooing ligated to men alone, so why do people want it to be so now? With the invention of internet and the progress of technology, women and men could sit in the comfort of their rooms to meet people. Hellas, some want to stay forever serial daters. The saddest ones are those who are waiting for their Boaz, even with their poor etiquettes. 
Without works, faith is dead. It is no surprise that many will find themselves reenacting the book "Waiting For Godot" as they eternally wait for a Boaz they will never see. If you want a man, make yourself available so men can see you, meet you and date you. All else you do is building imaginary scrappers. After some time, age will remind you that you did not have one.  If you dream everyday of meeting your Boaz, but you are growing old without one, then you should wake up from sleep because just like poverty overtakes the sluggard, singlehood will overtake those women waiting for their Boaz but hide behind the veil of their computers. 

Until then, I hope many women will wake up form sleep. 

St Arrey of Ntenako.

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

Saturday, January 4, 2014

An Open letter To Death

 Dear Death,
 I am not happy with you today for taking my friend, Mike. You took away many people I really liked. I realized that you are sadistic and suffer from schadenfreude. You always take away the person who will make me happy. You took my dad away and left me as an orphan to my non-working mom. My grandparents who could take care of me were also snatched by your cold hands. Those losses really hurt me a lot. Today, you did it again! I see that you continue with your mischief. Look, why don’t you take the people whom we all know should not be alive? You know them! I will list them all out for you.
There are many women right now who would have loved for you to take away their abusive husbands, so they can claim life insurance and make themselves happy widows. There are also some husbands who are planning to kill their wives. Why don’t you save them from the crime, do their dirty work and just take away their wives for them? Let us say that those are not your priorities. You cannot at least miss this. There are many people who will want you to take away their exes immediately; I mean without delay. You see this want very happy. 
There are many people on death roll whom everyone knows they truly killed someone but because it costs a lot of money, they cannot be executed. Please, save the society the money and just take them in their sleep. That way no protesters against the death penalty will match. There you go; I have given you enough people you could take. After taking those ones, then you can come back to take the good people like Mike. By then he must have put many more smiles on many faces.

You can go ahead and fight for the kids who were aborted by their mothers. Just take away their moms for them, please! You can see some people shaking right now. Would you do that for them? You know the homeowners who have lost their homes to foreclosures. You know who did that. Don’t you? Do you know who would be happy if you took the bankers away? So what are you waiting for, Mr. Death?
In Washington State, they have a law that allows humans to have sex with animals in so far as the animals do not weigh more than 40 pounds, but you know that some of the lovers pin these animals even when they are sick or depressed. If the animals could speak, what do you think they will be asking you to do? Take my abusers away. Wouldn’t they? Mr. Death, do you see how many options I am giving you? Why then do you insist only on taking away those whom we really truly love like Michael? Do you know how many patients will want you to take their BAD nurses away?
If you go to Africa, there are many dictators whose death will bring a feast to the people. I am not naming any, but each person reading this plea will name his or hers in his/her heart. Please, you should hear their plea! You know how slippery you are, right? You know how you sneak on people, don’t you? Sneak around and pick the unwanted then. Look, even this person reading now has someone who does not like them. Well, you know what to do! You smile; don't you?
Dear Mr. Death, I make one important plea and exception though. One man’s meat could be another’s poison. If I am anyone’s desire for you to take, please don’t listen to them. You should just ignore them because they do not know what they are doing.  In my days as a teacher, I have had some very bad arse kids. I may be the person they want you to pick. Don’t listen to them. Tell them, "get your hateful and lazy arse and love your teacher as yourself."
You are the only thing that has overcome man. The only whose visits do not leave anyone indifferent. Everyone seems to bow to you, albeit temporary. You have snatched my love ones. Enough of that! Go ahead and snatch those that I and the others want, except if I am their desire. You should ignore anyone who brings my name up.

Until then, I thank you for listening to my plea and may Mike rest in perfect peace!

St Arrey of Ntenako.
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“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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