My Thoughts on "the One" Theory.
I'm not going to lie, this whole conversation really made me think about what I really believed and God took the opportunity to correct my heart a little.
I've always believed that God has that "One special person" for everyone.
Sept... not everyone CARES to have a "One special someone" out there so much as just whomever they choose would BE that person.
I mean, I absolutely DO! Its been on my heart for a decade now to pray for my future husband - that one special person who's just going to get me and know me and understand me.
But God gave me a reality check - just because I've done that, doesn't mean everyone ELSE has.
AND? Its okay.
God kinda gave me a picture - not a completely accurate one, but a picture none the less of the way this might work.
Esther. The story about a courageous woman who somehow was chosen above hundreds of other beautiful women to be queen.
Here's the pitch: hundreds of girls go through a YEAR of beautification and then get to choose what they're going to wear and what they're going to bring with them for their "one night with the king."
Esther says to the guy in charge, "I don't want to choose. You know the king better. YOU give me what you think is best."
I'm not saying I'm Esther.
What I'm saying is - not everyone thinks to ask God for the best in their love life AND - not everyone is supposed to.
But Esther asked for the best. And she got it.
Its okay if a small handful of people choose to ask God what HE thinks is best. It may be that their's is a story that will impact hundreds of people like Esther's.
Will MY story impact hundreds of people? You know? If it brings people to a fuller knowledge of Christ, then YES, I WANT it to. But if it just impacts the people I directly communicate with on a day to day basis, then thats okay too. The idea is to inspire others to seek out God's best for them. It may not be in finding a mate, but it COULD mean that they need to ask God for the best in the job realm or in the career path, or in the financial arena, etc.
So do I believe in "The One" Theory? Yes. Do I believe its for everyone? No.
Do I care if my future husband believes that he can just pick anyone and thats good enough for him?
I don't want to be a number.
"Oops, this girl didn't work so lets try this one. OH! NOT that one, never mind. maybe this one...." until he comes around to little 'ol Sarah who finally says yes to him.
I'm sorry but thats not okay with me. I'd like to think that AT LEAST if the guy I'm supposed to marry isn't thinking about his future wife and praying for her, that he'd be too worried about what God's doing in his life to play the dating game without true intentions of finding the person who could match him in his walk with the Lord.
Those are my own feelings about it, honestly. I'm not saying its completely right, but if I was trying to please everyone with my opinions, I would've stopped writing in this blog a long time ago.
Those are my thoughts.