…The broom that is—unpacking the marriage question. I figured I might as well tackle the hard questions first! This way when I’m shopping for the baddest birthday dress I won’t be weighed down with the accessories of “should I be married”, “why aren’t I married”, and “would my husband even like this dress” because baggage never goes with any color! When 27 rolls in I just to be able to shop stress-free!
My Dad used to say, “Don’t call boys; let boys call you.” As I got older, I heard my spiritual Father say “A man who finds a wife finds a good thing”.* So it’s been my desire to heed to both my Fathers because I recognize in their infinite wisdom they both are saying the same thing. I realize that it is imperative to be about my Father’s business. I recognize its necessary to be in the will of God. I’m cognizant that the only way to be found is to be in the right place at the right time. I take great comfort in knowing that in all the examples of Love that I’ve seen, the women God have been on assignment… some by their spiritual Fathers, some by their natural Fathers, and some by both. That list of great women includes: Rebecca, Ruth, Esther, Leah, Adair, Jean, Ke’Anna, Gwen, Paulette, Sabrina, Melinda, April, Alicia and so on. Inevitably, my name shall be in the number. Oh, to be in the number!!
(Somebody just missed their SHOUT!)
After all, greatness is not what you have it’s what you give. And I intend to give tirelessly to the pursuit of my Father. Ever recognize how giving the Proverbs 31 woman one was? She gave her tenth, her time, her talent and it was then that her husband honored her. And she never had to speak well of herself because her fruit spoke for her at the gate.
I dare not tell you how to feel at 27 about marriage or at any age, but I dare you to envision stepping into your very OWN glass slipper and trusting God for it. I’ve got examples of love at first sight, new love, old love, young love, divorced and tried it again love—So I’ll bank on “seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his
righteousness and all these things shall be added onto you”.**
And as my good friend says, “I’ll wait. Uhm, I’ll wait.”
And to those of you who have surrounded me in your perfect examples of love: thank you for showing the world that love and marriage is attainable and sustainable.
Peace, Love and Wedding Rings. TBA 🙂
** Mathew 6:33