In- between services yesterday, I had the opportunity of sitting with two lovely ladies and having casual chats about life and just pretty much anything that crossed our minds. It was interesting to note while talking to both of these ladies, that each sported a ring, simple but eye- catching nonetheless on a finger. I could not hold on to my curiosity much longer and asked them, ‘Tell me about your ring.’
To this the first lady told me quite excitedly, ‘this is a ring I gave myself, I married myself, because nobody loves me like me, nobody has the patience or time for me like I do and nobody understands me the way I do and so it is a sign of my commitment to myself, I love me’. The second lady said, ‘Oh, this was a gift from my best friend for Christmas’. In response to my question about why she wore it on her ring finger, she just said, ‘why not?’. We continued to talk for a while on the topic of rings and then got distracted by another person joining us for lunch.
I wear a ring on my left middle finger. It’s silver and round and has leaf impressions all around it. Though not very costly or the first choice of design I had in mind, I believe it does it’s job quite well. Why do I wear this ring? Well, my ring is a sign, a physical sign of the vow I have made to God.
For so long, I lived for me. Even my good intentions had a tinge of selfishness entwined. After I let Jesus in my heart and started learning what it meant to walk with Him and to let Him lead me, I have come to realize that I don’t want this life if He is not init. I choose to live for him and let Him be my head, my teacher, my comforter and my father. My identity is found in Him and Him alone and I live to know Him and to make Him known wherever I find myself. Before I look for any other heart to love, I want to search His, to pursue Him, to seek Him and to know Him. To be able to love me and others like He does, I choose to truly hand over every aspect of my life, especially my heart and mind to Him and to learn from Him. And so I wear this ring, as a symbol of this submission. Do I need to or have to? I don’t. I choose to. I won’t forget what He has done and is doing for me but I am human and very fallible, and so if I even so much as fell and hit my head and woke up not knowing where I was, I would look at my finger and remember I have made a vow. This vow is alive and ablaze within my heart and I wear it on my finger for you to see as well. To be a little cheesy, I love God, so I put a ring on it, lol.
‘And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.
This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. THIS IS FOR KEEPS. That about sums it up for me and that is why I wear my ring. This relationship, this walk with God, is for keeps. So I wear this like a married person would, it’s not the ring that makes you married but it signifies, to you and to everyone else what is already confirmed in your heart and spirit.
Do you wear a ring?
What kind of ring do you wear and why do your wear it?
Comment below and let’s get talking.