“Girl, you need to position yourself strategically. You need to place yourself in the eyes of good men out there. You know Ruth went to lay at the feet of Boaz”.
I attend a church where there are a lot of promising young men and when I say “promising” I mean it in every aspect, spiritually, physique-ally, face-ally, money-ally, all-in-one package. So, I decided to package myself and place myself at a very strategic point and lay at the feet of Boaz.
My first encounter was at a Bible Study meeting, I walked into church and as I looked on, I saw this wonderfully looking dude with an empty seat by his right. So, I walked up to Mr. and sat next to him. I said “good evening” with a smile on my face. When Pastor mounted the pulpit and quoted a scripture, I asked him “where did he say?” (I did this like 4 times, in case, he’s looking for an avenue to open up a conversation). When Pastor said, “look at your neighbour and tell him “you are next in line”, I did this with an impressive wide smile plastered on my face. At the end of service, my dear, “ko joo”. I nursed my pain and moved on.
Second encounter: Foundation class. I saw this promising young man (you know the way you look at guys that wear glasses; they must be very serious minded young men), so I went to sit next to him, all smiles, chipping in little conversations here and there. About 10 mins into the class, a beautifully pretty young lady walks in and sits behind him and placed her hand on his shoulder, he turned and said, “sweetheart, what kept you?” Of course, I immediately tuned off every other thing they were saying and ensured my full attention was focused on our teacher while I nursed my hurt. As if that wasn’t enough, while we walked out of church, I heard her telling him, “premarital classes on Saturday, are you coming to pick me or should I come on my own?”. I died the second time. Where is my Boaz?
So, I decided to join choir. In this our choir, I try my best to make sure I am in the praise team at least, 2 times in a month so I will be more frequent in the eyes of church members, in case Boaz is sitting in church (or maybe lying down in church waiting for me to come and lie at his feet). For over 6 months now that I have been in choir, I have not seen Boaz (I have only been seeing people that look like him, maybe his colleagues but definitely not him).
I just want to ask this question, most especially, to single ladies out there: What does it mean to strategically position yourself? Am I missing something? Is there any other tactics for doing this? Kindly help a sister in distress and God will bountifully bless you.