In the fall of 2014 I attended a weekend event that wrecked me…in a good way. I remember sitting knee to knee with the speaker. I was frustrated about where I was at in my life. I was single, childless, still living on a college campus at the age of 30, spending all my holidays with “just my parents”, and not in a good place, emotionally. I shared my deepest wounds with the speaker and shared how all I wanted was to be married, have children, serve in my church…you know, the dream of almost every little girl. And while sitting there, I told her how I felt that none of those things would ever happen.
She shared with me that she had walked through that season in her own life as well. Her biggest piece of advice that she shared with me was that I needed to take time to focus on my relationship with God. That I needed to quit dating just to find a husband. She shared that what she found to be the most helpful was for her to take an evening each week and go on a date with Jesus. That sounds kind of cliche and corny but I decided to give it a try.
So I chose to quit dating (after a few failed relationships after that conversation, I’m a tough one to teach…hahaha) and focus on my relationship with God and where my life was at.
And you know what happened, after almost a year of doing that, I got a message on an online dating profile that I thought was deleted. And this guy seemed amazing. He had everything together, was a Christian, owned his own home, and had a job.
And you know what, almost exactly 2 years later, I am married to that amazing man. And I am happier than I’ve ever been.
I pray that you are able to find a spot in your life where God comes through for you and provides in a way you never expected.