“If God calls me to singleness, I’m not answering,” my sister said to me. Instead of dwelling on or telling someone that “God may call you to singleness”–which is always the exception not the norm–what if we talked about contentment and trusting God with the future? Not everyone reading this post will find a spouse, just like none of us are guaranteed a job or kids or even a long life.
I remember when a well-meaning woman told me rather callously I needed to stop ‘being boy crazy’ and know that God might never give me a husband. (David and Bathsheba’s child didn’t survive despite fervent prayer and fasting). But even if your statement represents truth, communicated in a careless way it can be damaging. While God promises to give us the desires of our hearts, he is not Santa Claus.
His plan often includes long periods of waiting and seasons of confusion and doubt–but it always ends with being face to face with the Savior who died for us.
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Maggie Gallagher ***************They say it takes a village to raise a child.
That may be the case, but the truth is that it takes a lot of solid, stable marriages to create a village.
Leo Tolstoy **************** Love is what you've been through with somebody.