I am 29 years old. Some may consider this ancient, while others may consider me "just beginning." Either way, after 4 years of dating, 5 and half years of marriage and 2 (almost 3) kids later, I feel like I have enough experience to at least bring up the topic of L.O.V.E
Today is Valentine's Day... the day of LOVE. But as I scrolled down my Facebook page I noticed a few of my younger "facebook friends" who instead of celebrating with chocolates and flowers, they were left feeling lonely, unwanted, and unappreciated.
As I was taking a shower, I thought about these posts and I begin to pray for these young women. I was reminded of my own story. Without going too much into my testimony (which I may share one day), I begin to think back to the days before God sent me Wade Nagy. I wasn't the same person in college that I am today. I made a lot of mistakes and most of those being in the guys I dated. I was left feeling confused, dark and depressed a lot of the time and I remember those Valentine's Days when you showered yourself with tears, rather than chocolate. Even though I wasn't living a good life at the time, I always knew to pray. I prayed for a soul mate. I prayed to just be happy. Thankfully Our God helps us even when we don't deserve to be helped. I didn't. But His grace covered me and He sent me Wade. Wade literally came out of no where and saved me. I didn't realize his impact on my life until later, but looking back, he was exactly what I needed at that time. God knew it. He had a plan.
If you are dating and sitting around this Valentine's day sad, then my point is this... If he doesn't treat you good now, then he is probably not going to treat you good later. If you spend more days confused and crying than laughing and loving, then he is probably not the ONE for you. If you are waiting for him to change, you may be wasting time. You most often have to change yourself first. If you are not seeking the Lord in who you date, then you are not setting yourself up for a forever marriage. The saying... "date for a mate" is true. I denied this truth for a long time. Find yourself first, then allow God to show you your partner. He doesn't disappoint.
The saying, "You must kiss a lot of frogs before you find your Prince..." is a bunch of bologna. God already has a that special someone for you... just be patient. Save yourself for that someone.
Love is always kind. Love is not selfish. Love NEVER fails.
Trust, Pray and Watch what God can do for you. Embrace Jesus today. He will never let you down.