He who began a good work!
One of my assignments for this season is Philippians 1:6 which says, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” When I say assignment, what I mean is to focus on my priorities faithfully and particularly not be consumed with the prospect of a husband. It is easy to do! Sisters, may we press on to do the work He has called us to and know that when it is time, He will bring a delightful husband into the mix.
I particularly struggle because I don’t want to be passive and not try anything towards meeting someone while I also don’t want to be compulsive. I just signed up for an online dating service the other day and I must admit it is so frustrating. There are oodles of men messaging per day and I am simply uninterested in most of them. It is difficult to weed out the wheat from the chaff. I would so much rather be set up or meet someone in the community than do this. God’s plan for this will be such a testimony as I have called off three weddings. One in 2005, one in 2015 and one in 2018. It has been heart wrenching! I tell my friends that the 4th engagement will be the treasure, the charm!
Have you been in a relationship that felt like it needed to end, even though you were crazy in love? I’ve so been there sisters. In 2015 the love of my life left me after a diabetic emergency and it crushed my heart. He couldn’t sustain the fear and worry about IF something medically happened to me. If he could possibly lose me forever. After this happened he wanted to reconcile and I said NO emphatically. I need someone who is ALL in even with my illness. It’s in sickness and in health, right?
I desire for us to spend some time praying with authority that we might take back some of the territory the enemy has stolen. The Father obviously has an amazing story for me as I feel called to marriage and motherhood! The testimony it will be to family and friends will be utterly amazing. It has to be! May we pray now that God would guide and lead out steps to the perfect mate for us.
Dar Jesus! I wait on you. Lord I rest in your providence and perfect orchestration of my marriage to a special, Godly man. I trust that you have the capability to match us up in your timing and on your terms. I pray specifically today for his heart and that it would be soft and pliable for you. Change him, shape him and may he be the clay and you be the potter. Please remove any bitterness or hardness of heart from previous relationships or death of a dream. May his setbacks and shortcomings be used for your glory. Thank you for him. I love you Jesus. You truly and always will be my first love. I pray these things in your precious name.