“I am a Princess, not because I have a Prince. But because my father is the King and He is God.”
Being single is one of the hardest things to endure for any teenage girl. We all dream of that perfect guy God is going to bring us, and until then we are plenty busy planning our nonexistent weddings on Pinterest. But doesn’t being single get old? Especially when you are in college and your family members are constantly asking you, “So have you met any nice boys?” No one likes waiting for Mr. Right, especially when they are afraid that he is never going to come into the picture.
It can be hard to have someone you like not be interested in you, or the wrong person be interested in you, or just plain have no one be interested in you. But take heart girls, God makes no mistakes. I used to be really upset in high school when guys I talked to or people I pursued relationships with never seemed to work out the way I wanted them to. But then I realized around my senior year how grateful I was to God for protecting my heart from the things I thought I wanted. So many of the people I liked and had spent nights crying about not liking me had turned out to be far from God and definitely no one’s “prince charming”, much less my own. It says in Ecclesiastes that God’s timing is perfect.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”
At 18 years of age, I have plenty of time to meet the right boy, and so do all of you. We, unlike milk, won’t spoil or go bad from taking our time.
We don’t need to be afraid of the future when we know that God has already planned it out for us. One of
my favorite verses of the Bible is Jeremiah 29:11,
“For I know the plans I have for you, declared the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future.”
God has a plan for us right now, right this very moment. That means we need to be living our lives glorifying Him and trying to fulfill His plan for us, not sitting around waiting for Mr. Right to ride in on his white horse. I know that waiting can be excruciatingly difficult, but I’ve learned from experience that being unhappy when you are waiting won’t change anything. As the great C.S. Lewis once stated, “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”
We need to take the time when we are single to strengthen our relationship with God and with other people, not to waste it in worry. One day, I hope I will finally meet Mr. Right and we can ride off into the sunset together and live happily ever after. Until I do, though, I intend to live every day trying to make this next quote become the goal of my heart.