Monday, July 25, 2011

My God, in Whom I trust

Photo credit goes to Meg

I've heard of situations where girls feel that they need to just get out of their home and go to college, get a job, meet new people in different crowds and even go to bible college because they are afraid that if they don't "get out there" they might miss the opportunity to find Mr. Right and get married.
I've heard girls say "well, my mom and dad met in college... what if the Lord has someone for me there, and if I don't go.... I'll miss out!?"

And then there are girls that believe that the reason that they are not finding their "soul mate" is because they don't look good enough, or that they don't have the right personality.
I have fallen into that trap of thinking along that line many times.

I have a hair dresser that asks if I have a boyfriend every single time that I go to get my hair cut. Every single time I say "umm... no"(all the while I'm trying not to laugh out loud :) And then she feels like she has to make me feel better and replies with something like "well with this hair cut.... you'll have a boyfriend in no time".  Its like she thinks I'm looking for help to find a boyfriend (not to mention that she thinks I'm crazy for not having one...) and that I need to try to make myself look better or feel better. Her tone changes like she is talking as if she pities me.

Whenever I have feelings of doubt and feelings like "I'll never get married if I keep waiting around here" or "No one will want me, I'm not pretty enough or funny enough" I have to keep turning my heart back to God and remember that as long as I am doing what I know that God has called me to do, He will bring the person He has for me wherever I may be in life.

It's all about trusting in the One who can see the big picture. Trusting that He knows the plans that He has for me, plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me a hope and a future. 

All I simply have to do is wait....He'll do the rest.

I'm not saying that I just sit at home all day waiting for prince charming to come waltzing into my life. I believe that the Lord wants us all to be productive in whatever situation that we are in.
Nor am I saying that I crawl into my little personal shell and not allow myself to think or feel.
It's not about hiding, but rather about being open to what the Lord has prepared for us.

If God has a husband out there for me, and if it is His will for me to get married... then it is going to happen! I don't have to go lookin', I don't have to get all excited and worry my head off about it. Because if it is God's will.... it is just gonna happen, not matter what I do.
And if it is not God's will for me to get married, then I will choose to be joyful in whatever situation He puts me in. 

We are not here on this earth to make ourselves happy anyway. We are on this earth to bring glory to the name of the Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.


Josh and Rebecca Pauls said...

It's so great to read about how you trust the Lord, you are a wonderful example! And don't worry, you really are very beautiful, inside and out!
We love you Jenny!

Anonymous said...

Dear Jenny,

I loved reading this post, I know it truly came from you heart! It's nice to know that others go through the same thing.

By the way the verse you used Proverbs 3:5-6 is what I just finished writting an essay on:)

Love you sister,

Bethany said...

Hi I found your blog through the Miller family's blog(from IL USA) I just wanted to say this article was a blessing to me. I have just finished high-school and am staying at home. Even though my older sister is doing the same, we still get lots of questions. I'm always encouraged to hear of other young ladies who are trusting the Lord. I know there are a lot out there but sometimes one can forget. Also your post on treasuring the moments of life we are given today was a blessing. Thank you for taking time to write! May the Lord bless you and your family as you serve Him!

kmwiebe said...

Aw Jen, whoever marries you will be one lucky man. You are more than enough, just as you are. You are adorable and smart, you stand up for what you believe is right, and have a lot of love in your heart. Someone's gonna see that and fall in love with you for who you are.

Btw, my sister said she finds such conversations with hairdressers annoying. Haha. XD She was all, "Why would I even want to have such a silly conversation? I don't need to find a boyfriend through my hair !!! Geez... Besides I don't even NEED to have a boyfriend at this time, thank you." She said more than that, though. I love my sister's rants. Haha.