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I've always known I would marry a godly man. That I would wait until God brought that man into my life.
I've always walked close with God. Closer as I grow older and more mature in my faith.
Sometimes I think God gives us a glimpse of our greatest desire...that maybe isn't the perfect place for us to be, so we might realize just how important it is to trust. To know...He's got this. And how encouraging it is to know we aren't alone.
There are two ways at looking at something we didn't get that we think we should have. One: we can blame God and tell Him that He needs to take a hike. That we obviously know better and why should our hearts be given false hope?
We can praise God. Ask Him for perfect guidance and clear direction. Realize that we live in a fallen world. We have the opportunity to make our own choices, but when we include God in those choices...when we openly ask Him to take complete control and trust Him with everything, then we open up our hearts for something great.
This dance with God has had me held closer at times than at others. As I step out and away, not God away from me, I've had the hard lesson that things get more confusing, more strenuous and unstable the further out I stretch this hold. I've pulled away. Cried out to God, why this is happening. What is the purpose and the reason? The easy and true answer is that it's a season. And it is. A season that requires absolute trust on a loving God that absolutely knows what He's doing. Even when we don't think that He knows what He's doing. And we like to tell Him this fact.
But the truth of the matter is, it doesn't matter whether you're married or single reading this post. Divorced or widowed. We all can have something in our lives that we don't want to hand back over to God and join that close and personal dance once again with our Father God. God knows your heart cry, just like He knows my heart cry. It's in these moments, these seasons of raw, real, reverent that God uses those moments to draw us unto Himself. Why? Because faith...while challenging can also be exciting. Exciting, because I know God has my very best interest at heart. He has created plans for good and not for harm. He loves me with an everlasting love.
He brings good out of every bad event, every sore experience, every heart-wrenching moment of realizing what I wanted is not what God wanted for me right now. Every moment of realizing this wasn't my moment of fulfillment, but of God using me in the life of someone else.
I've been challenged. Tested. And I've realized, God has the perfect "someone" out there for me. It can be so discouraging to realize the person you might have had a chance with isn't who God planned. It can be so discouraging to think finally finding that "someone" might still be years down the road. But is God asking us to focus down the road?
No, He's asking me to focus on now. Today.
He's asking me to dance with him. And I realized something so beautiful...dance with God...and He'll let the perfect man cut in. The beauty? I don't want to give up my dance with God. In fact, I want to move closer, be held in perfect protection. I want that light of faith to shine. That glow of peace to take over. And I don't want my dance to end.
It's the perfect romance. That moment of realizing God is enough. Always. Enough. It's a powerful trust motivator. It's a grace gift. It's a trusting promise.
Dance. And enjoy the dance, instead of always looking for someone that should cut in.
Until then, DANCE with the Creator of your soul. The Creator that put that love and longing within your spirit. You just might inspire someone else to join your dance.