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Story: The Kingly Heart by Damilola Funso-Adu Deborah

Depressed, Samuel sat on a sofa chair in his sitting room with his chin cupped in his hand thinking about his love life.

Sally, the young beautiful lady he was engaged to broke his heart about two years ago.

He should have moved on right? But the case was different with him.

He really loved her, but there’s nothing he could do to stop her from going.

He had caught her in the bed with his neighbour in her house after she lied about going to church to get some materials for their courtship from her pastor. He had only wanted to get to the house before her arrival when he heard moans from her room. He opened the door and got the shock of his life.

“Hello!” Samuel jolted back from his thoughts when he heard his mentor’s voice with a loud knock on the door.

Mr Emmanuel has been his mentor from childhood. He loved Samuel for his devoted heart, Samuel would travel to his house just to be mentored. This is the second time Mr Emmanuel would be coming to meet him.

“Oh! Mr Emmy” Samuel managed to say as he approached the door.

“Good afternoon sir” he said bowing a bit.

“Afternoon”, Mr Emmy paused, “You look depressed, what’s wrong?” he asked after noticing his mentee’s countenance.

“It’s about Sally. Erm, let me say me, my love life” Samuel paused. “Come and have your sit sir, what can I offer you?” he asked as it dawned on him that he had a visitor.

Mr Emmy looked at him for five seconds, and then smirked. “You know what you would offer me? Your joy.” Mr Emmanuel said. “Well, I have a good news for you.” he paused to survey Samuel’s countenance. “I saw a revelation that you would marry one of Mr Jesh’s daughter. So just go there tomorrow, you will surely see the signs.” he continued.

Thereafter, he reminded him that his choice of life partner must be according to his purpose.

“Make sure you both are heading the same place. Focus on where you are going, not where you are.” “Don’t be beclouded by appearance, but look into the heart.” He counselled on, and left him with some scriptural verses.

“Thank you very much sir. I really appreciate it” Samuel finally said as his visitor stood up to go.

“You are welcome”

“To crown it all, pray. It is well with you. Take care” he replied as he approached the door.


It was 4 O’clock in the evening, Samuel was very tired from the day’s job. He just said he should see Mr Jesh in his home. He had already called him about his coming.

As he entered the compound, his gaze fell on a fair figure 8 lady coming out from the house. The evening sun shone brilliantly on her face making her looking more beautiful.

She wore a knee length fushia pink flare gown, with a golden blazer in which a pink fabric brooch is fastened on it. Her neatly packed braided hair is beautified with a golden-pink fascinator. Her gait too is not left out as she cat walked as she moves.

“This must be her.” Samuel said to himself with a grin.

“Don’t be beclouded by appearance” the words of Mr Emmanuel rang.

“This must be her.” He repeated again struggling off the thought.

“Hello beautiful. I’m Samuel” he said at the point they met with his right hand stretched out for a shake.

“Hi, I’m Dianne” she replied curtly and left without reaching out her hand for the shake.

“Uhmm, that’s way too rude!” He exclaimed as shook his head and approached the house.

He punched the doorbell, and waited for a reply. It was soon opened by a tiring looking lady. Esther came back from work an hour ago and was doing some work to help her mother in the kitchen when she heard the doorbell rang.

“Good evening sir”, Esther said genuflecting.

“Evening. Please I’m asking of Mr Jesh” he replied.

“You may come in sir” she paused, “What can I offer you?” she asked.

“A cold water would do. Thank you” he replied.

“Make yourself comfortable. My dad would be here shortly”, she said as she left.

“My dad? Is she Mr Jesh’s daughter or a house maid?” he thought.

“Well, don’t judge a book by its cover” another thought came up.

“Here sir” she dropped a tray containing a glass cup and a bottle of chilled water on the stool.

“Thank you. I’m Samuel and you?” he replied.

“I’m Esther” she replied and turned back to the kitchen.

“She’s cool, and beautiful. Though Dianne is more attractive” he thought. And there he started fantasizing, he wondered what type of beauty they would birth if they married. His thoughts was soon distracted by a discussion.

“Where is Dianne? She left the books I told her to arrange, right?”, It was Mr Jesh’s voice from behind.

“She left for her friend’s house. I could help her with it.” Esther replied.

“Hmm, OK” Mr Jesh said.

“Hello Mr Samuel, I was told you are around already. How are you doing?” Mr Jesh asked.

They discussed a lot of things, ranging from work, politics, to family.

From the discussion and other things that Samuel saw “in the spirit”, he deduced that Esther is the only lady yet to be married, as she’s the last born. Also, he got to know that they had the same purpose.

And Dianne?

She had issues with her husband in a marriage not up to 6 months, because of her pride et al.

He went back home fulfilled that day, it was as if they just restored his long lost valuable.

They got married and have a happily ever after.



I hope you learnt some things from this short story.

Thank you for reading.

#Storyspiration by 1 Samuel 16:1-13, do well to study these verses.


Author: Damilola Deborah Funso-Adu

Damilola Deborah Funso-Adu is a model Christian who is in love with the pen.

She is a Nigerian, and an undergraduate student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Her desire is to see the world ruled by God’s type of love, and to see men fulfilling God’s purpose for their lives.

She blogs at Love Shines

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