Like any family dinner, dinner conversation can be interesting. Our family talks about anything and everything, and usually the topic of my love life comes into conversation. My dad thinks I spend to much time trying to find my prince charming and less time working at the family restaurant, so not true haha! After my family discussed my prince charming pursuit, I proudly told my dad, ”I am not going to get married, it is just to much work trying to find the right one. And I don’t want to have to leave you and Mom. I will just stay single.”
I find the most profound things are said at the most unlikely of times.
After telling my dad I wanted to stay single, he said, “It’s not up to you. There is a plan, and everything happens for a reason.”
My dad reminded me that God has a perfect plan for my life. If He plans for me to find a Godly man to marry, then I will be married. If he plans for me to stay single, than I will stay single. But, my dad’s advice doesn’t just apply to this situation. God has a plan for every detail of our lives, and we can’t make the mistake of trying to take over and make our own plans. I am not in charge and my planning is useless when God already has everything planned out.
I am so grateful to have such wonderful parents. They are always there to remind me of God’s love and His plan for my life.
”‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”