A couple thoughts that echo my heart today:
“The problem is, it’s not about waiting at all. You don’t meet the man of your dreams while waiting for take off at your launch site; you meet him when you’re BOTH in orbit chasing the adventure of faith and purpose that is your inheritance, for the face of God Himself.
We are not witness to a generation of women created to wait for anything or anyone. Women of God are created to stand and fight the good fight for the kingdom of Heaven just as men are. They are as strong as Esther, as faithful and courageous as Mary and as worthy of devoted pursuit as Rachel.
Somewhere along the way the message was relayed that in order to be completed for service in the kingdom and adventure on this side of Heaven, you need a man.
This, is complete and unadulterated crap.”
“What if we as girls had learned early on that having Him was everything, not a means to the life we think He would want us to have.
If we had learned we don’t abstain from sex because we’re “waiting.” We abstain because we love Him.
If I’d had on my bulletin board, “Fall in love with Jesus.” That’s it. Bottom line. That’s everything you need to know, to work toward, to put your hope in.
If I’d learned who He is, what He wants, how to give Him everything, not “wait” so that one day I could give my everything to someone else.
If I’d learned that it’s not bad to pray for a husband, but that my greater prayer should be for Him to spend my life as He chooses for His glory.
If we as believers make that our message, things could be drastically different for a lot of girls wondering why the God they think they learned to follow doesn’t compute. It doesn’t necessarily stop the desire for a husband or end all feelings of loneliness, but it does show a God who provides, loves and gives infinite purpose even to our singleness rather than a God who categorically denies some who pray for husbands while seemingly giving freely to others.
It shows that while marriage is good, He is the greater goal.”