When I was single, I always believed that one day I would get married and have children. However, I had no real prospects and at times felt discouraged, but I kept serving God and doing His works.
In the summer of 2012, my friends and I traveled to Barbados for my 30th birthday. As I basked in the beauty of the Caribbean I truly believed that the best was yet to come, and decided that I no longer wanted get to married. I had a deep contentment that I’d never felt before. And, my heart was filled with so much joy that if I didn’t receive another blessing from God for the rest of my life, I was still fine.
With God’s goodness in mind, I would wake up skipping like I was a cast member of Little House On The Prairie…it sounds weird but I truly had peace. I was going to continue living the fabulous single life, and grow my career and ministries.
Then about a month later it happened. I met a man whom I now call husband and God assured me that all was well.
I tell this story all the time, but wanted share it here in hopes of encouraging someone to remain optimistic and remember that God’s timing is perfect.
Good scriptures to highlight:
Romans 8:25: But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
1 Timothy 6:6: But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Ecclesiastes 3:1: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.