Turning a New Leaf
Friends…I think I have gotten it all wrong. I think I’ve been approaching this whole dating thing with the wrong attitude – the wrong eyes. I haven’t been trusting God. I’ve been trying to take matters into my own hands. Trying to make things happen for myself by going onto all these dating sites or trying to initiate conversations with all these boys. This is not how it is supposed to happen. I have the privilege of being pursued, right? I don't have to search for the yeti - the yeti will find me. I think Joshua Harris had it right…I’m kissing dating goodbye. I’m going to be a lady in waiting. After all, it does say THREE TIMES in the Song of Songs (2:7, 3:5, 8:4) “Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” So that tells me that God has it all worked out – love has a proper time and I should not try to force it. I need to focus my energies on being faithful to my future husband (whoever he might be) starting NOW. I can’t just be giving away pieces of my heart to random guys – how would “The One” feel about that? I can’t be dating a guy until I know he’s the man I am supposed to spend the rest of my life with. And we all know from conversations with other happily married couples, "we’ll just know." Maybe in the time being, while I wait, I can write him future love letters or start a journal to him. Yep, I’m not worried cause God has it all under control. I can’t thwart his plan. He’ll bring us together in his perfect timing and it will be all dancing and roses and cuddling and spooning and romantic walks on the beach and bible studies. OK, I have to go pray for him. See you all tomorrow.