We are on God’s time-table–not our own. Sometimes this is a hard thing to accept. Heavenly Father has a funny way of showing us He knows better..He knows when and how things will work out. We get so frustrated and impatient and He’s probably up there saying, “Would you just chill?”
Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)
Jake and I met when I was 16 years old. He was 18 getting ready to go on his mission to Peru. We got introduced at a movie night by a mutual friend. We ended up hanging out a few more times before he left but nothing really developed. He left for two years and I wrote him while he was gone. I dated other boys and didn’t really think things would go anywhere with Jake–I wrote him because I thought it was fun to have a pen-pal. He got home and we went on a few dates–but I still felt no connection. We didn’t click. I wasn’t excited to spend time with him. I remember one night after a date standing behind my mom and motioning for her to stop talking to him so he would just leave!
If someone would have told me when I was 16 or 18 that one day I would marry Jake I would have dropped dead on the floor in disbelief.
Five years went by, yeah, five! We completely lost touch for that time and had the chance to grow up, learn, date other people, fall in love, get our hearts broken, but most of all discover who we were as individuals.
He messaged me and asked if he could take me to dinner. I thought, “What the heck! Jake…a blast from the past!” So mostly, out of curiosity, I agreed to go on a date. We talked for hours that night–now a lot older and a little wiser. I couldn’t believe the man that sat in front of me. He was mature, handsome, confident and intriguing. I think over those five years the Lord had humbled me and I was a little more down to earth, understanding and openminded.
When he dropped me off that night I thought, “Jake always had a way of making me feel special.” I didn’t appreciate that before! I suddenly loved being around him and wanted to spend more time with him.
We continued dating and got engaged almost a year later. We have been married for a year and a half and have a baby on the way.
Heavenly Father orchestrates everything in our life. As long as we are doing our best to follow the commandments and are anxiously engaged in good things–everything works out. They work out even better than we could have imagined for ourselves. Jake is the last person I thought I would marry but ironically the most perfect match for me.
There is a time and a season for everything. We don’t have a lot of control over where, how or when we meet our prince charming. He’s out there! And maybe you might already know him!
Keep your head up, keep doing good, keep trying to be as obedient as possible. Allow Heavenly Father to orchestrate your love story better than you could. Be still, and know that He is God.
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