September 04 2007
i've read the book "i kissed dating goodbye" a thousand times. but this time there was something different. i knew God had someone for me, but i would go to sleep every night praying for Him to allow me to find the guy i'm supposed to be with. i've realized that it doesn't quite work that way though. all this time i've been being selfish and been wanting things my way and on my time. isn't it supposed to be God's time? in the book it says:
"God has a perfect plan for your life, and more thatn likely that plan includes marriage. and if so, somewhere in the world God has the perfect person for you. waiting for God's timing requires trusting in his goodness and his wisdom. we develop patience as we trust that God denies us what we think is good only because he has something better for us- both now and in the future."
1st Corinthians 7:32- the time and energy that married people spend on caring and nurturing eachother, the unmarried can spend on becoming...holy instuments of God.
the Lord has showed me a lot through this book.
it's not that i have anthing against dating, it's just made me realize that in order for me to have a strong relationship with a guy i need to have an even stronger relationship with God. there's a reason why i'm single right now and i need to be using this time on focusing on God rather than focusing on what i want. i need to have enough trust in God. trust that He has someone for me, that His plans really are greater that mine, and that He can get me through anything.
"when God knows you're ready for the commitment and responsibility, He'll reveal the right person under the right circumstances."