“The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” — Genesis 2:18
You have a desire to be with someone simply because it’s a holy desire God planted in you.
God ultimately created something as beautiful as marriage to reflect His love story to the world, so it’s not surprising that he created you with that very desire.
Being single for years taught me one very important thing: I had to surrender my love life to God.
This doesn’t mean I stopped hoping for marriage. I simply realized that I was more wrapped up in my own will than God’s.
Dating all the wrong people. Or shall I say… dating all the right people who were wrong for me. All because I never took the time to surrender this area of my life to God.
I can tell you one thing: I’ve never desired to be single for life, but I have desired to only follow the will of my Father in Heaven; whatever that looked like, I’d be purely obedient.
However, the older I got, that marriage desire never went away.
After years of desperation, I hit rock bottom in my singleness, so much so, that I stopped dating.
I fully surrendered my love life, telling God I sought only His love and for Him to be the center of my life. I was fully joyous, not temporarily happy, because I realized my singleness wasn’t a state I was in; it was a season, and I knew God had my best interests in His heart.
I ended up meeting my husband three months later.
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” — Psalm 37:4