THE PRICE TAG

<em>Isaiah 50:10-11 Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God. But now, all who light fires and provide yourselves with flaming torches, go, walk in the light of your fires and the torches you have set ablaze. THIS IS WHAT YOU SHALL RECEIVE FROM MY HAND: YOU WILL LIE DOWN IN TORMENT.

Shopping…the old saying goes…shop till you drop dead! But there is something else which makes shopping more exciting…SALES. In the western culture, we live in a world where the end of a season is marked by the familiar scenes everywhere you turn. On the window display…these words scream for your attention…END OF SEASON SALE…50% – 80% off. The items on sale were the same ones which a few months early where out of reach for your wallet. But now the PRICE TAG on the item has changed and perfectly suits your budget…but with one disadvantage…the SEASON for the item is over.

And just as in the shopping arena, unfortunately, our lives are also determined by seasons and utility. As a young single…everything is working out for your advantage; you complete school or college, you have your dream career, your leisure time is spent with family and friends. As a matter of fact, the WORLD IS AT YOUR FEET. Then slowly, each passing birthday on your calendar becomes a reminder of the ONE MISSING INGREDIENT in your life to make it fuller…A LIFE PARTNER. And Heaven is slow to send someone along your path.

As times goes by, most of your former single friends are now married and with family obligations to meet there is little time to socialize with you. The experts says…having children at your age can bring complications. People around you are nice and courteous…but behind your back make comments -‘something must be wrong with her/him.’ And with all kinds of pressures and suggestions from family and friends to get hooked up speedily, you buy into the lie. You lower your PRICE TAG.

My friend, before you get deceived…REMEMBER…GOD DOES NOT WORK ACCORDING TO THE HUMAN CALENDER. You, my sister/brother were bought by A PRICE…THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF THE LAMB. No matter what season of your life you may be in…REMEMBER… the PRICE TAG FOR YOUR LIFE REMAINS THE SAME. WAIT FOR THE LORD’S TIMING.

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