Month: September 2012
Hello everyone! The following post is an oldie but goodie. I have to be honest with you. As a Christian Single gal, it’s not easy waiting on God and His perfect timing. Sometimes, it appears as though I’m missing out and God has forgotten. But the truth of the matter is that He knows whats best and in His perfect will- this gift of singleness is what He’s blessed me with at this very moment. Throughout the years, I’ve wrestled with Him about this subject, only to discover the beauty of my season. And yes, it is wonderfully difficult ! 🙂 The closer I get to Him, the more I’m discovering about His splendor and myself. Currently, I’m placing the finishing touches on my first nonfiction book about my journey in singleness. But for now, I wanted to leave you with this post.
Next week begins an 8 part series on similarities in searching for a mate and house hunting…..STAY TUNED!!
A couple of months ago, I was in the GAP clothing store. Not looking for anything in particular, I headed toward the clearance area. Hey, a girl is always up for a bargain! As I sifted through various racks, my eyes fell on a dark green jacket. Its color reminded me that fall was near and the style screamed army chic. With one look, I was in love. I had to try it on, so off to the dressing room I went. As I put the jacket on, I knew instantly! I was officially head over heels in love! The color bounced off my skin, giving my eyes a sparkle. In addition this jacket proved to be versatile- dressed up or dressed down. All in all, it complimented me so much so, I looked forward to pairing with other items in my closet. Looking at myself with admiration, I had to admit, I looked good! J I thought to myself, wow! Feeling as though it were tailor made for me. The arm lengths were perfect and zipping the jacket up was effortless-not too loose or too snug. It was just right! At that moment (in the dressing room), God spoke to my heart reminding me of our conversation the night before. You see, I had questions pertaining to relationships. However, one stood out from among the rest. Lord, how will I know the one you have destined for me? Being a Christian single, I knew my role as a woman was to allow myself to be found instead of taking on the role of pursuant.
Proverbs 18:22- Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. (KJV)
Never did I anticipate God answering that question in the midst of a favorite hobby of mine, shopping. He is full of surprises! As I took a look at myself wearing the jacket, I knew the answer to my question. He spoke to me- not in a loud audible voice, but in a way where you knew God was speaking. In that instant, the answer was revealed: Just as I stumbled upon the jacket and tried it on for size, I realized the treasure I had found. I no longer had or wanted to try on other items in the store. I knew this jacket was for me. It was the one! Making my way out of the store, I thanked God for answering my prayer. This question was finally put to rest! I now understood parents and friends when given the answer of, “you’ll just know”. And most importantly, I no longer doubted that He would put that knowing in my spirit and heart. May you also, lay your questions at His feet and trust that He will answer your prayers in His way. Having no doubt in my mind, I knew that one day, in His timing I would recognize the one He had ordained. Would he be perfect? No, but I know he will be the perfect fit for me! J