I thought by that age I'd be married. I thought I'd be fulfilling some kind of rockin' calling with a hopelessly devoted, incredibly hot, and financially secure husband who happened to be ridiculously godly I want a supermodel who writes Bible studies Having and keeping a job? Fighting for those who can't fight for themselves? Knowing and living out the Gospel? Being creative and serving joyfully? Speaking truth and knowing when to keep our mouths shut? Friends, let's grow up Ladies, no one wants to date crazy.
It's neither cute nor fun. Men, passivity is the ultimate in all-around lameness. Don't be that guy. If you're not called to singleness, you're called to marriage. That should give you hope. Start praying about it. Cultivate an active desire for it in your heart. Let others know you're open to it. Honor it, even as a single person God has a plan for our future marriages, and it's not to fulfill all our dreams or a storybook ending.
It's to work out His purposes and glorify Himself She settled for scraps in hopes that she would someday be invited to the table If He has marriage in your future, it will be to a guy who knows you're worth pursuing or a girl who sees your value as pursuer.
If he's not scrambling to treat you with care, win your heart and claim you for his own, he doesn't deserve your special attention. It's one thing to believe God can do something in our lives; it's another thing to believe He actually will I've learned I'm ok right where I am too.
I'm not less, incomplete, forgotten, judge, or living a death sentence. I'm a redeemed, chosen child of God, and He's got good-no great-things planned for me as I choose to maximize the season I'm in, regardless of what the future holds Guys, pay for the date. Every part of it, every time. Single women already suffer from feeling unworthy of being cared for. We're used to fending for ourselves.
It's a wound we carry but rarely reveal. You have a great opportunity here to fulfill a protective role of sorts. Don't let it pass by The fact is, God is a big fan of marriage. Not only in general, but He's a big fan of your marriage, even if it hasn't happened yet. He modeled marriage after Himself. There is oneness there, a communion and perfection of complementary roles: Dating is for determining the feasibility of a lifetime with another person, which is not done by ascertaining the kissing prowess of your partner Your relationship with Christ is bigger and better than any of your other relationships.
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