I know a story of a beautiful young lady who was a pastor’s sister. She was a missionary and loved the Lord. She trusted him with her future and didn’t know if she would be married or not. But she didn’t care because she knew God had a plan. She was content in Him and waited patiently for Him to give her the desires of her heart. And not until she was 39 did God bring the right man into her life and she was able to be married!
Can you trust God in the same way?
We say to ourselves, “Well I want a Taylor Swift-Love Story kind of relationship.” (Only with a Christian guy, who looks like a One Direction singer.)
Girls, sometimes—most of the time—that’s not real life. We need to open our eyes to the reality of what it truly means to trust God with our futures and embrace real life. Real life is found in the relationships you invest in, your family, your church, your community of like-minded believers. Real life is the here and now.
Try focusing your time and energy on doing things that will make a long-lasting effect on the people around you. In our day and age, there are so many people who are hungry to know what true Christianity looks like. There are not very many trustworthy examples of Christ’s love, not even in the church—sad to say. Instead of focusing on trying to find a godly guy, try becoming the woman that he needs in his life by being an example of a pure bride who loves Jesus and displays His love to others.
When it all comes down, the real question is not “where are all the godly men?”
It’s “where/who are the girls placing their hopes in these days?” Are they placing their hopes in guys who act more like high school characters than manly men of the faith? Are they placing their hope in someone who will save them from their boring lives at home? Are they placing their hope in a future “dream career”?
Or are they placing their hope in God and what He is doing in their lives?
Ladies, in the Bible Jesus says: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. … For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matt 6:33-34, 21
So where is your heart placing its joy and contentment these days? Is it safely resting in Jesus’ hands? Don’t worry. He’s got everything under control. After all, He formed you and made your beautiful smile that, God willing, a man someday will not be able to live without!
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Will you let me know what you thought of this article? Answer a few of the questions in the comments below or leave your thoughts in the comments instead.
—Have you ever wondered where your godly man was?
—Are you discouraged that you may not be married?
—Will you continue to place your trust and contentment in Jesus?
—Will you make an effort to affect the lives around you by living out Christ’s love in your life?