The current novel I'm editing is all about a hopeless romantic trying to find her love story in life, completely ignoring that God wants to write that story for her, beginning to end.
Girls, can we still be hopeless romantics in a world that demands we be anything but moral? Can we still enjoy the romance of life and imagination without getting impatient and discontent?
I absolutely believe we can.
But how is it possible?
Treating life like music: so dance. Soak up every single moment of your life, right now. What can you do right now that might not be possible once you're married? Dream a little. Pray a lot. And then watch what God provides.
God has put love in our hearts. He has divinely created us to love and be loved, but to love Him first and foremost. Can we still dream? Of course we can. We can still smile and sigh and love the sight of a newlywed couple as they dance in the glory of their joined life.
So often we get stuck in that that moment of their first dance, that we don't think about the dances that we aren't taking part in. Life is not a montage on the road to that first dance. That first dance is just another memory on the road of life, because you've found someone who shares your love, your faith, your heart's desires. It's not the end all, be all of everything. Our lives don't start when we make it to the alter.
They are starting now.
Life is a dance. Right now we aren't dancing alone. We have our friends, our family, the people we run into at the grocery store that we get to smile and minister to through the presence of Christ in us. These moments can't be freely disregarded. They can't be sped through as we're rushing for that romantic moment of falling in love. God is walking us down the path to love right now. But don't forget to keep falling in love along the way.
Be a hopeless romantic. Be in love with love. Goodness, I'm already so there myself. But enjoy this time. Enjoy life. Enjoy love.
Enjoy the dance.