2005-05-09 - Where is Your Eject Button?
Recently my friend tried to get a videotape out of her VCR. She pushed every button on the machine and then on the remote control. She frantically uttered, "Where is my eject button?" Two seconds later, the video popped out and the matter was forgotten. It reminded me how I should eject or throw out the wondering and daydreaming of when and how I will meet that special one.
I have to trust God to be my life's navigator. I can't start to resent the six-lettered word 'single' or married couples, as Exodus 20:17 advises us not to be envious of others. Maybe being single is an effort to show how obedient rather than how independent we can be during the waiting process.
I believe one reason God has people single is to rely on Him for everything. Even for help opening that impossible jar or finding the clothing zipper you can't seem to reach. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16).
Being single does not have to define who you are. You don't have to accept the fear or loneliness. God has something else in mind for you - the gifts of contentment and peace.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7).
Lord, Thank You that You know everything about me. You have watched my steps and have a grand future for me. I ask that You forgive me when I've tried to take control of things, particularly in the dating side of life. I know You are on this journey with me. Point me in the right direction, as I know all will work out well according to your perfect and pleasing plan. I thank You in advance for showing me the areas I need to work on. Areas where I need to focus on You and not just my present marital status. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
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