So When Are YOU Going to Get Married?

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you" Deuteronomy 31:6.

I had almost made it through my younger sister's wedding a few weeks ago, when right near the end, some well-intentioned soul asked me the question I hate more than anything in the world: "So, when are you going to get married?" I cringed. "When someone asks me," I thought!

I hate having to answer this question, not because I am angry with my circumstances or disappointed at the way my life has been thus far, but because it's hard to make people understand that, although that is a huge desire of my heart, there are also other seasons and other dreams God has called me into. And right now, there is nowhere else I would rather be than where He has placed me.

I truly believe there are adventures to be had and people to love, and that I would not be able to fully give my life away at this stage if my life belonged to someone other than Jesus, and so I revel in every moment that is just Him and I. I am confident the day will come when I am harassing some other poor young single woman on my wedding day about why she's not married yet, but today I trust that God has not forsaken me, but rather chosen me; He has great things for me and I must choose to be strong and courageous and step into them! 

So I will not be afraid of the questions, terrified of having to explain it and make it okay for others...I choose to trust in God's plans and His timing because I know that He will write a better love story for me than I ever could.

God, help me to trust that Your ways are so much greater than mine.  Let me enjoy this season of celebration with my sisters knowing that You have not forgotten me but have great plans for me! 

WRITTEN BY CHALESE DUNTON