The other day I came across…the list.
You remember right? That list you made when you were like 13 of your “Future Husband (capitalized because of his great importance!)”
It went a little something like this:
1) Christian (of course! Jesus first!)
2) Attractive (derr! Anywhere between the Jonas Brothers and Leo DiCaprio)
3) Caring (you know, like my dad!)
4) Funny (he HAS to make me laugh!)
5) Sweet (like the princes in the Disney movies…and like Noah in the Notebook)
6) Pretty eyes (preferably blue)
(and as a side note…)
7) Plays guitar (so he can strum me to sleep)
I had to laugh as I read my “List.” (not saying my list looked anything like this ;)) What was I thinking? How could I put my future man of God into this little box? And if he DIDN’T have these qualities…*boot*! Next!
As I began thinking about what was going through my mind at the time I remembered something my mother told me when I proudly showed her my list. “Why does he have to have blue eyes? That’s unfair!” I never really considered it to be unfair…and then I finally met my blue-eyed prince charming and thought he was the one. He hit every single item on my list…in line…perfectly (so I thought), and after that I was hooked to him. When God finally pulled me away and showed me why he was not the one for me, through long nights of tears, anger, and shame all of those items slowly dwindled down…to 1. Christian.
The ONLY thing we as women of God should be looking for in our future husband is, is he a Christian? Will he guide and lead me towards God as a Christian man of God should? My dear ladies of Christ, once you know your man is a Christian man of God, everything else will fall into place. How will you know? Good question, you’ll know by prayer, trusting God, and reading His Word. God has clearly shown us what a man of God is to look like, act like, talk like, and most importantly, live like, from His word. Don’t lose heart my dear sisters, God knows what He’s doing. Is not our God the same One who made morning and night? The same One who made the Heavens and the Earth? The same One who kept Noah, his family, and ALL the animals in the ark safe? The same One who parted the seas for Moses and the children of Israel? And is He not, my sisters, the same One who rose up from the grave on the third day? We need not worry for anything, especially who God has as our future mate. His timing is the only timing, and He will bring him to you when the time is right, all we need to do is trust and obey as the old hymn says, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”
Matthew 10:29-31 “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”