Do you know who you are? I mean really – who are you?
When I was going through Bible college I took one particular class that was all about finding your purpose and destiny. Sounds good right? Well, at the time I hated it… I hated it because I thought my identity was wrapped solely in the man I would marry. I mean I figured God had a plan for his life, and I would marry him, and through my husband I would find and fulfill God’s plan for my future. The problem with this philosophy is that seeing as I had no idea who I would marry. I didn’t dare dream of what my future would look like, as I would probably have to change it anyway. I remember filling out my workbook on that class as vaguely as possible, because I didn’t want to write something that I might later have to change. Do you see how this could be a problem? It wasn’t intentional by any means, I just needed to re-adjust my thinking and discover who I really was – I needed to learn how to think outside the box where my future was concerned.
By limiting myself and my future I was basically limiting what I would allow God to do in my life. I was saying you can do ‘this’ much… But that’s it. Sure, I had big plans for my husband and myself… But just me? That was a different story entirely. I mean how could God use lil’ ol’ me?
It’s taken the last couple of years (I got tired of waiting) to re-adjust my thinking and discover that maybe, just maybe, God has a plan for me as an individual. You see, you don’t have to wait until you meet your “Prince Charming” to start living and dreaming of God’s plan for your life. You can start today!
For those of you not yet married I would like to say this – don’t wrap your future solely in Prince Charming. Prince Charming will be great, I have no doubt. But why should you wait until you marry or meet someone special to start dreaming of your future? Don’t you think God cares enough for you.. Just you… To have something big for your future? For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
And those who have already said “I do” – don’t assume that God is finished with your future. The fairy tale doesn’t end after the “I do” that’s just the beginning. There really is no limit to what God can do when you are not afraid to dream the impossible. And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
In my somewhat limited life experience, here is the conclusion I’ve drawn. There is no limit to God’s goodness and whether single or married God has a plan for your life! So dream as big as you possibly can, and then let God do the rest.