I would argue that over ninety percent of the conversations I have this days with women are focused on meeting, dating, or marrying a man. I get it! Everywhere we turn, everyone but us is being swept of our feet by Prince Charming. So, we end up Instagram stalking, making wedding Pinterest boards, and waiting for ours to make his appearance.
Here are 3 reasons that I've stopped waiting on my Prince Charming:
Single and unworthy are not synonymous
So much of my personal struggle around my singleness centered around a worth issue. It is important that we realize that our worth is intrinsic and comes solely from God and not our relationship status. Our single season is a prime opportunity for a heart check around this, as insecurity and self-worth issues drain the life out of relationships. It's time that we realize that BAE or BAELESS; we were created by and for God. Ephesians 2:10 says it this way: For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (NIV).
The calling on my life is dependent solely upon the finished work of Christ
Single, dating, or married God has a work that he wants to do through ME. His plan for us as believers is dependent solely upon the fact that we belong to Him. God is consistently calling us out onto the waters with Him and we often allow our single season to halt us from participating in His goodness. Our singleness actually provides a unique opportunity for us to partner with the local church, volunteer, and even travel without much restraint.
He may never appear
The reality is that all of us are not called to marriage; even so God's choice of a mate for us may not be a Prince Charming. This is bot to say that we should not have standards, but fixating on our idea of the perfect man could actually cause us to miss out on the one he has for us.
Proverbs 19:21 says, “Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.” It is important to always remember this, especially in terms of our relationships. My Prince Charming may be around the corner and he may not. Still, I'm not waiting. I'm going to go with God, just like my grandmother always told me.