With single awareness….I mean Valentines Day just around the corner I figured that I would share a life lesson that I am continuously learning. I am not perfect. I struggle. I have my moments. This is a topic I think so many of us loathe, but cherish in our hearts and heads little nuggets of wisdom.
Something that I have learned is that the waiting, although difficult and sometimes lonely, is well worth it. Well worth it if you take the time to find out who you are, find out your life goals, travel a bit, and enjoy being you – independent you.
I always thought that by the time I was 27 that I would be married. I thought that I would have three or four kids dancing around my feet begging for my attention as I am completely covered in flour because one of them knocked it off of the counter on their way through the kitchen like a tornado. I thought that I would be walking in the tangible fullness of God’s blessings on my life with a booming career and a quite traditional life.
The problem with that thought process, with my master plan, is that it was mine and mine alone. That plan was not God’s great plan for me, obviously. I am not married. I don’t have kids. I am just really finding who I am. I am starting my career. I am anything but traditional at this point. However, I am very much walking in the fulness of God’s blessings. More so than I sometimes acknowledge and can even comprehend. They may not be what the church typically expects of a young female, but it works for me because it was His plan from the get go.
By the way, If you haven’t figured it out by now, God is not a god that sticks to doing things by the book. He invented the book so He can operate, edit, and write my story however He sees fit.
You see, every day that I wake up I do so knowing that my biggest romance and the love of my life is ready and waiting to spend the day with me. My Jesus desires to date me. Now, don’t take that the wrong way. My Jesus….my love…desires to be with me when I work, when I read, when I am with others. He desires to date me. He wants to talk with me and He wants to show me that He loves me. If that isn’t dating then tell me what is. This is the ultimate form of dating. Why? I know that one day I will marry Him and He is my King, my heart, my Saving Grace, my closest friend.
I so wish that the church, not just females but males too would learn to date Jesus. Learn what it means to fall in love with Him daily. That is what he desires from each of us. He just wants to be near us. In Him, my relationships both current and in the future are going to be perfected because He is the base.
Don’t get me wrong, we are fully expected to still have a reverent fear of God and we are still expected by God to show Him honor. However, I don’t think that God ever intended on our relationship with Him to be “textbook” or like everyone else’s. He created us each to worship Him – to love Him in our own unique way.
So this Valentines day be sure and go on that date with Jesus – spend time in His presence. You won’t regret it. He wants you to be His Valentine.
Waiting in His presence,