Do you remember when you were just getting started on your adult life?
Even though it's been a while I remember. I remember wanting to get married, and have children, but their was no suitor in sight!
My mom had married young, and so did my grandmother, so I kind of thought I would too. It was so disappointing to have year after year go by. I began to wonder "what's wrong with me" that no young man even wanted to take me out on a date. I went to the church I had grown up in and the only eligible man was my brother.
Looking back, I can see how the Lord kept me from making mistakes, but it was Oh, so hard at the time! I wanted to be valued and loved and have babies!
During these years I learned to be an adult. I worked, I had my own car, I went to Bible Study, I baby sat for my friends' children and for my brother's children. I spent time with the Lord. It was good.
But all I could see at the time was that I wanted to be married. I didn't see the value of living my life for the Lord where I was at. I walked with the Lord, closely during that time, but really wasn't filled with a sense of deep contentment.
Later He lead me to Bible College, I met my husband there and we married. I learned to walk with Him in deeper ways during this time.
We always think that the thing that we are longing for is what will make us perfectly happy and content. Those of us who have walked this path recognize that this is not what brings contentment, or the ability to LOVE the season we're in. That only comes when we are yielded to God and accept what He gives us for today, for this hour, for this moment.
It is an on going process of submitting ourselves to Him and His plan for our lives.
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that Hewho has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day
of Jesus Christ.
That is a wonderful promise!