Months into our friendship I began to see a difference in him. I told myself one evening “Florence I think this man has some sort of feelings for you” Initially I brushed it off and reminded myself that we were simply just friends. Besides I didn’t have the strength for the drama of relationships and stress. As time went on, it became more evident to me so I decided to pray. I did what others might consider extreme. I went on a five day fast where I sought God concerning Sam. I had my personal pact with God in which I told Him I would not date anyone unless that person is my husband neither will I make a decision about any man without Him because I refuse to be unnecessarily stressed. I prayed the whole week not even focusing too much on Sam. On the fifth day, however, I told God that if he was the one for me, and that if it was ok for me to be in a relationship with him I needed a very specific sign.
“Second to accepting Christ, marriage is one of the biggest decisions you will make in life and I had no intentions of making this decision outside of God”
Later that evening I got the sign. I asked to receive a phone call at exactly 6:00 pm on May 27, 2016, from a family friend who only occasionally checks on me, with a specific statement concerning Sam yet she did not know anything about him. After that conversation, I kept it all to myself. Months later Sam approached me about his feelings and decision about me and here we are today!
Second to accepting Christ, marriage is one of the biggest decisions you will make in life and I had no intentions of making this decision outside of God. Along the way, I have received so many confirmations about my decision.