To the lonely ladies out there…with much love, Jessica.
I am here to tell you that just as Ruth waited for her Boaz, so did I. I had been in a couple relationships before meeting mine, but I am so glad I waited even when I didn’t understand God’s plan. Before I met my Boaz, Christopher, I thought I knew what love was…I thought I was mature enough to make life changing decisions…I thought I had my future planned out. When my plans fell through I was lost, unsure, and alone. I constantly had people informing me of the new bachelor in town, but I didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t want to listen to God’s plan. After months of people trying to make me a love connection, I finally gave in. My family and I were singing at a Christmas cantata at a local church. A family friend came up to me and informed me of her son’s new assistant coach. She ended up having me write down my information so she could pass it down the line to the new bachelor. Talk about stepping into the unknown!
I had never even seen this new guy!?
About 3 or 4 days later, I get a phone call… Little did I know that my Mr. Right was going to have a super thick southern accent… (I know, I’m lucky. Lol) In that endearing twang, he explained who he was and asked me on a date.
That weekend I met my Boaz on a
Living in a small town, I never thought I would have to be subjected to such a nerve racking, thought provoking, SCARY situation!?! The rest is history. That first BLIND date was in November of 2007 and we’ve been together ever since. We were engaged by October 2008, married by July 2009, pregnant by March 2011, and parents by November 2011. It has been a whirlwind of blessings that I am eternally grateful for.
He truly is a
in every sense of the name.
He is my redeemer, my stronghold, my protector, and my passion.
Without my husband I would be like a sail without wind…
He is my everything.
He is the head of our household and leads with God as his light.
I share my love story to give encouragement to all you single ladies out there. Whether you are newly single, divorced, or have been without a man for what seems like forever…God has a plan. God waited to bless Ruth after her first husband passed and after she left her life behind in Moab. My story was not at all as difficult as Ruth’s, but God waited to give me my Boaz as well.
God waited …..
…until after I had experienced loss, after I had experienced selfish joy, and after I had experienced defeat. His plan was so I knew who I was as a young woman before he made me part of a life-long team.
God has a love story for you too, but you might have to wait a little longer than you expected. I had to and so did Ruth. Trust in God’s will for your life.
There is a reason for you to be single, married, divorced, widowed, or dating at this very moment!
Don’t understand? I didn’t either. The beauty of it is that we don’t have to understand! God just asks us to have faith in His plan…not ours. For now, just know that you are worthy, you are special, and you are loved. You deserve more than you give yourself credit for. Do not let anyone have you believe other wise…and rememberà One day you really will have the Mr. Right who will ruin your lipstick and not your mascara.
I will leave you with a scripture from God’s bible and words from what some would call the dating bible.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8
“When it comes to relationships, maybe we’re all in glass houses, and shouldn’t throw stones. Because you can never really know. Some people are settling down, some are settling, and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.” ~Carrie Bradshaw, SATC
So, let go and let God write your love story…because He will not allow you to settle for anything less than butterflies.
Love God & Love Others,