I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE love. Love is the greatest. [1 Corinthians 13:13] And I just wanted to speak some encouragement to you guys today (and for me too).
Let me start off by saying that I am, in fact, a single lady. Being single isn’t an issue for me. I’ve been through several seasons of singleness; I don’t mind being on my own. I’m pretty used to it. However, that does not mean I don’t get lonely sometimes or wish that I had a significant other, because I do– but I want real, God-fearing, forever and ever love. I don’t want someone just to have someone, that’s not who I am. And sometimes I sit here and see all my beautiful friends building their lives together and I quietly say, “Okay God, where is my spouse?” I picture Him just shaking His head and smiling to himself saying, “Jessica, just be patient.”
God loves you. And God has someone out there for you. You see, He created Adam but realized Adam was missing something, so then He created Eve. As Adam was working for the Lord, God thought, “He needs a suitable helper.” [Genesis 2:20] But before bringing him a spouse, Adam served the Lord. All of Adam’s focus was on God and serving Him. Adam didn’t go to God and ask Him about having a partner– He just did what God called him to do and God filled in the rest. God knew Adam’s need like He knows ours.
Sometimes we get caught up in not having our Adam or Eve and we forget to focus on what is most important– our God. I know we do, I’m guilty of it myself. I want to meet my soulmate so badly. I pray for my future husband all the time; I ask God to please bring him to me. But I have to take a step back and remember that I’m more than someone’s girl, I am God’s daughter.
So if you’re feeling lonely or wondering where your person is, they are coming. Just remember to live your life for God’s glory. Focus on what He has called you to do, who He has called you to be. [Deuteronomy 11:13-14] When the time comes, you will meet the one.
With love and grace, Happy New Year! (It’s still January so I can still say this.)