Your Knight In Shining Armor
I apologize for my long post this week. I have just felt that God wants me to share my love story with our single young ladies, especially those leaving for college soon. I can't help but think back to that time in my life. Somehow I usually ended up going out with the wrong kind of guy. I seemed to be drawn to the bad boys. I decided who I would date in college by how the boy dressed and looked and that was about it. Obviously this didn't help my walk with God at all and the closer I got to the wrong kind of guy the farther I got from God. My sophomore year I was introduced to Mike. Despite the fact that my parents adored him and my mother was adamant that I should go out with him, I was not attracted to him. NOT AT ALL. In a Miami Vice era, he wore polyester, three piece suits and cowboy boots. His style was no style. I knew that he was a good guy and I knew he loved the Lord. I knew he would probably make an awesome husband but at the time none of that mattered to this young 18 year old. One evening I found out that he was going to ask me out. I knew my mom would kill me if I said no, so I hid from him! I went out to my friend's van with tinted windows and hid inside. That man walked right out to the van~and even then I did not acknowledge him, so he knocked on the window! Obviously I went out with him. Obviously I fell in love with him and married him. In fact, I was almost sure I was in love with him after the first date. What made the difference? His tremendous love for God. As I sat and listened to him on our first date I knew that this man would make me happy because he desired to make God happy. I could almost see my future on that first date and I loved it and I loved him and I knew right then that all those bad boys had no desire to please God, but only wanted to please themselves. My walk with God changed on that first date. Many of my old friends were angry at this change in my heart and life and I can understand why. But I knew it was real and I knew this was the beginning of an amazing life. Ladies, it has been amazing. I wouldn't change it for anything. Don't dismiss a guy just because he looks or dresses a certain way. Don't just live in the now. Look deep into your heart and picture the life you crave. The stepping stone into your future begins right now with the choices you choose to make. Don't ever settle. Choose a man that desires to glorify God and not himself. You can write your own love story today when you open your heart and see the heart of a young man who loves Christ. Once you do, that young man will suddenly become your knight in shining armor. So ladies, pick up the pen and start your story. The happily ever after is up to you.
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