In our society today, there are ladies who by mere looking at them, you will see that they are beautiful to behold, they may come from a nice family background.
They may also have a lucrative job or sources of income, yet no man had ever said to them “I want to marry you”. In other words, they are still single because they lack the grace and favor of God.
But there are some other ladies, they may look like a chimpanzee per se, in fact, there is nothing appealing about them physically, yet men are struggling and fighting over whom to get their hands in marriage. You may be wondering why this is so? Yes, beauty is not edible and may never fetch you a husband alone.
Authoritatively, I wish to point out that the favor of GOD is what makes the difference in our lives, your beauty and upbringing notwithstanding. If you lack this favor of GOD in your life, things may never work the way you think or desire
Let look at the story of Esther in the BIBLE as can be seen in Esther 2:8-18 “So it was, when the king’s command and decree were heard, and when many young women were gathered at Shushan the citadel, under the custody of Hegai, that Esther also was taken to the king’s palace, into the care of Hegai the custodian of the women.
Now the young woman (Esther) pleased him, and she obtained his favor; so he readily gave beauty preparations to her, besides her allowance. Then seven choice maidservants were provided for her from the king’s palace, and he moved her and her maidservants to the best place in the house of the women.
Esther had not revealed her people or family, for Mordecai had charged her not to reveal it. And every day Mordecai paced in front of the court of the women’s quarters, to learn of Esther’s welfare and what was happening to her.
Each young woman’s turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus after she had completed twelve months’ preparation. According to the regulations for the women, for thus were the days of their preparation apportioned: six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with perfumes and preparations for beautifying women.
Thus prepared, each young woman went to the king, and she was given whatever she desired to take with her from the women’s quarters to the king’s palace.
In the evening, she went, and in the morning, she returned to the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king’s eunuch who kept the concubines. She would not go in to the king again unless the king delighted in her and called her by name.
Now when the turn came for Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his daughter, to go in to the king, she requested nothing but what Hegai the king’s eunuch, the custodian of the women, advised. And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her.
So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
Then the king made a great feast, the Feast of Esther, for all his officials and servants, and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces and gave gifts according to the generosity of a king.
From the story of Esther above, it was purely the grace and favor of God that spoke on her behalf to her. Esther was an orphan and a slave girl for that matter, but because the grace and the favor of God were upon her, all the issues that would have disqualified her were never taken into accounts.
She was not chosen because she was the most beautiful, but because she was highly favored. Look also at the story of Mary in Luke 1:25 “Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David.
The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. ” And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom, there will be no end.”
In other words, if the grace and favor of God come upon you, men and women will begin to see you in a new light. All we ever need in our life for a marital breakthrough is nothing more than the grace and the favor of GOD, therefore, we should seek that the grace and favor of GOD rest upon our lives.
I pray for you that this grace and favor of GOD be released upon you speedily, and when this happens, the problem you will encounter will be how to make the choice of whom to marry because men will rush seeking for your hands in marriage.
Until I come your way again, seek and pray for the grace and favor of GOD in your life, that’s all you need. Shalom.