In recent months, from time-to-time I’ve asked Jesus to “please come get us!” So far, He’s always answered, “Not yet.”
I used to pray, “Jesus, please don’t come back till I’m married!”
Lets just say there were some things I hadn’t experienced, that I wanted to know about. Ha!
Although I still have the desire to be married and experience that particular part of marriage, I realize that marriage is bigger than pleasing yourself or having a person to cater to and love on you.
Marriage is ALL about God.
I don’t intend for this post to be about the meaning of marriage, but I think it’s interesting, the shift in my perspective and thinking.
If marriage is all about God and my existence and purpose is all about God then what does it matter whether I ever get married? Whether I marry or don’t marry, it’s all about God!
So now my prayer isn’t, “Please don’t come so I can get married and experience sex.” (so selfish)
I’m learning to pray “Your will be done,” and actually mean it. I’m sure this will be a lifelong lesson, but for now, I’m thankful to be content and rest in knowing that God knows best.
He knows whether or not I should/will marry and He definitely knows whether or not He should return when I ask Him to…obviously He knows not to listen to me ☺
Thankful we serve a wise God who is also loving, kind, and patient with us and our outrageous requests.
33 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay them?”
36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
P.S. This was TOTALLY NOT the direction I intended for this post to go. Hopefully this helps someone. I’ll try and get the other thought out another day.