It felt like everyone I knew was married, including the kids I used to babysit.
Especially when you watch every one of your friends get married or start a family.Our humanity all too often gets in the way of our relationship with Christ and His purpose and plan for our life. I don't know how much longer I will be single, but after trying to take things into my own hands, I now truly believe that whatever He’s got in store is worth fighting for.Our desires over His, our will over His: it's not a frivolous idea, but rather one that we are completely unable to fight through on our own. 1 John says, Our inability to succeed in giving over our heart’s desires to God is not a surprise to Him. A Christian gives thanks no matter the circumstance. A believer twists the Bible to fit his or her lifestyle. A Christian will sacrifice no matter the potential outcome. A Christian will share his or her faith regardless of the scenario. – Jarrid Wilson *** Can you name some other differences? It became hard to find peace between the God that I loved and this aching, unmet desire to find a companion. It felt like God wasn’t listening, and I was discouraged that my life seemed stuck in a pit of hopelessness with no sign of movement anytime soon.So when the opportunity arose, I figured I would just take things into my own hands. As a believer, especially if you grow up in the church, you can convince yourself that non-Christians aren’t nice people.The moment I made the decision to waver on something I always said I would never compromise on, the offers flooded in. He had a great career and he truly could give me everything I ever wanted in this life. I knew he wasn’t a believer, but I wanted to spend time with him and get to know more about him. But the reality is, more often than not, they are great.Suddenly I got asked out in a grocery store line-up, and then at a dollar store. So, I made the decision to spend time with this guy and got to know him. We liked a lot of the same things, had good conversations, and he made me laugh.Or when you’re invited out with the couples so you can watch the kids.Or when the only thing that people ask you about is your relationship status (even though you’re convinced that if it had changed, you would make sure the whole world would know about it). Worshipping the idea of marriage in place of our Creator places an expectation on that relationship to fulfill the deepest need in our hearts — which can only be filled by one person: Jesus. And while I don’t claim to be an expert on the subject, I do know that a heart truly submitted to God desires His heart first and trusts that His love will fulfill all other unmet desires.