17.10.11

prince charming can wait

One of my favorite past times is telling stories. Or thinking them up. I love to draw out long romantic tales until my sisters die of laughter (or boredom) or say something like, "Bethany."

It seems like the highest point of a girls life revolves around PC (a.k.a Mr. Rightly, or insert favorite name).

Of course, there are those weird exceptions where a girl doesn't get married. That's the part of the book where there's only one skimpy paragraph which says, "well...God just has something better. Now moving onto something else..."

This post is sorta close to my sister's post which I loved so much I wrote my own book (practically) while I was baking something.

No where in the bible does it say that a girls primary focus is to get married, prepare for marriage, etc, etc. Well yes, girls probably will get married, and yes, preparing for marriage is not to be neglected. But if my whole goal in life is to get married and I've spent all my years dreaming and preparing for something that might not even come true, what's the point?

I've started a small (actually, it's getting a little big) project of collecting verses I read during the day and typing them out on little cards. I then print out the cards and label them in three categories, conduct, assurance, and strong in the Lord. I'd like to share a few, before we move on:

John 14:2 "In My Father's house are many [mansions] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."

Isaiah 4:10a "do not fear, for I am with you."
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See those bold phrases? God does not say, "I might make a place for you" or "I might be with you". He says He is.

We already have a promise. We already have someone who desires us now and not in the future. We don't have to cling to a hopeful shadow. We have Him.

Think about it, marriage is a earthly mirror of our relationship with God. Except that our "prince charming" is already here.

Instead of wasting our days for Mr. Rightly who may not come, why don't we focus on Christ? Because if we strive to become the bride Christ desires, there's no need to train for our "perhaps" earthly PC.


5 comments

  1. Ammmeeenn sista! Another reason I'm not going to date - God already has someone for me, why do I need to go from guy to guy to see for myself? I should just trust Him. =) Thanks for writing this post!

    Abby

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  2. Whoa. Powerful. Powerful. I wish I could have said it like that.

    Bethany, so many girls do not get this and it brings much heartache. Your heart is resting in the I AM.

    (And I love your Scripture verse cards. I don't do fancy things like that, but seeing you pull them out encourages me to dig into the Word.)

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  3. @ Abby - good for you!

    @ Bailey - :) I thought no one knew about those cards (except for the time I dumped them down the stairs), I guess I'm not as sneaky as I thought. :D

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  4. There's this one quote that I've heard (not sure who it's by) but it says something like "the woman should be so lost in God that the man should have to search for God to know the woman". As we move towards Christ, He will bring along the man to marry - if we marry.

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  5. It's definately important not to be dreaming away the present for hopes in the future. God has a plan for us NOW,let's walk in it.

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