Dating For Two Years And Still No Ring
I’ve been dating this amazing man for two years, but have known him for a total of 8 years. As we recently approached our second year anniversary…can I be honest…disappointment greeted me.
Every time I log onto facebook someone else is getting married, someone else is having a baby or someone else is engaged. None of those someone’s were me.
It’s a hard pill to swallow, especially when you have a desire to be married and you believe you’ve found the one you wish to spend your life with.
BUT WHAT THE HECK IS TAKING SO LONG?
I know I’m not the only girl who has felt this way.
Out of anxiety and frustration I began to pray. The Lord reminded me when I surrendered my life to him, which includes marriage.
Psalm 139:16 reads “You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” In prayer I was reminded that every day of my life has been recorded in God’s book… EVEN MY WEDDING DAY!
I’m reminded that I can’t compare my love story to that of others because we are two totally different books. For some, marriage happens on page 30 and others 250.
The point is, I’m not in control of my love story…GOD is!
Although there’s a great desire to be married, there’s a burning desire to stay in God’s will! It’s in his will that I am perfectly safe!
After coming to this realization, I’ve made a conscious effort to remain on the page God has placed me on.
I believe there are great lessons, memories and fun to be had on this on this page of my love story. I wouldn’t dare insult God’s artistic ability by racing past the pages that don’t cater to my desires.
Be as encouraged as I was to live in the moment! Enjoy where God has positioned you in this moment!
I’m comforted by the fact that God has answered my prayers in the past and this time will be no different; like all the other answered prayers, God moves according to his timing. Don’t be anxious, it wont make God move any faster…it’ll only rob you of precious moments on this page.
Shannon C Colar