Telling someone who is impatient to wait is like telling my 1-year old pug not to go fetch the ball after I throw it (he may be chubby but he likes to play). When I see something waved in my face and thrown, I go for it. I want what I want. I don’t want what I don’t want. The end. That is usually how I am.
It seems like every time I open Facebook, someone from high school has gotten engaged. I am in no way saying this is a bad thing. God is love and he wants us to love others and marriage is a form of glorifying God. But as a single almost 21-year-old in college surrounded by men on campus in my daily life, I’ll admit that I catch myself looking for Mr. HeCouldPotentiallyBeTHEONE. “OMG he likes chocolate croissants too?! HE COULD BE THE ONE. Awwwwww! He studies! HE COULD BE THE ONE. His birthday is exactly 6months before mine?! HE COULD BE THE ONE!”
Then my dog licks my face and I come back to reality and scold myself for letting my mind wander so foolishly. I remind myself that I just need to sit and wait and Mr. Right will come to ME. It’ll just all fall into place while I am sitting on the couch twiddling my thumbs.
But it won’t and it shouldn’t
I have decided that I AM NOT WAITING FOR MR. RIGHT ANYMORE
Okay, hear me out. I’m not trying to play the single martyr role and I am certainly not grabbing my butterfly net and going on a man hunt, but I am not just going to sit where I am and count the seconds until Mr. Right shows up in my life. You’re probably thinking, “Woah, aggressive” but wait!
Though I am excited for when I will come to realize the man God has chosen for me, it is also God’s timing that matters. In the meantime, I want to travel, spend time with my loved ones, accomplish all that I have set out to do, and work to fulfill God’s plan for my life. Because in all honesty, I don’t need Mr. Right to be able to start doing these things. I am not saying my future husband won’t enhance my life tremendously and play a big role in my plan for Christ… but he won’t be the plan and I have more to do than sit on the couch and twiddle my thumbs until Mr. Right shows up at my doorstep.
I read a quote that inspired this entire blog post, “When my husband shows up, I won’t be sitting on the couch waiting for him. I will be running to where God has me going next”. I am trying to encourage myself to not just daydream about my future with my husband. I shouldn’t only get excited about my wedding day and the family vacations to come because I can daydream about my future with God by side and all the amazing places He is going to take me.
God is perfectly orchestrating bringing me and my future husband together, but in a way that will give the most glory to Him and His kingdom. When God decides to make the change from moving in my life to moving us together, I know Mr. Right will be able to run with me alongside the Lord.