** Written by guest blogger: Sarah Price *** Want to submit an article? Email us [at] firstname.lastname@example.org
Many little girls grow up dreaming of who they will marry. Picturing themselves walking down the aisle and wondering who will be standing there waiting for them. As teenagers sometimes those dreams start looking more like plans, picking out dresses they like, imagining the perfect ring. Neither of those were my reality.
The only time I think I dreamt of my wedding as a kid is when one of my Barbie’s was taking the plunge. As a teenager I was not the type who cut pictures out of bridal magazines and scrapbooked them or in today’s world created a Pinterest board full of my wedding wants. Even when I had the man and he had put a ring on it, parts of the wedding process for me weren`t so fun.
I don’t mean to rain on anyone’s wedding parade.
I just want to remind you there is a bigger picture to the ring, to the dress, to the wedding day. Not everyone gets married according to their childhood timeline and sometimes hearts are broken before Mr. Right comes along. I encourage you to look at the big picture, the marriage.
You might be saying but I am only 16? You have the opportunity to pray for the man who God has for you whenever that day comes. It’s easy to expect Prince Charming, but are you living up to be his Cinderella? Pray that you will be equipped to be the best wife you can be and that you will reflect Godly character.
You might be the 26 year old woman who has recently watched her friends tie the knot and you are anxiously awaiting your turn. Don’t worry about being so focused on the who and the when that you miss out on the now. There is so much purpose to this stage in your life. I hope when Mr. Right does come along you see God’s leading and how he protected your heart along the way.
Or maybe you are like me and you don’t give much thought to the planning and the details because that day will come when it comes. I encourage you to pray into that stage too.
My Dad had always told my sister and I to seek first the Kingdom and all will be added to it. Encouraging us to put God first and in His timing, the man, the wedding would all fall into place. So whether you are reading this and you are the 16 year old who has a Pinterest board full of wedding dresses and engagement rings, the 26 year old woman that is wondering when it will be her turn or the girl who has no idea what her wedding will look like. Be present and thankful of where you are now. You can have confidence in knowing God has the man and the timeline all worked out.
Sarah grew up in a Pastor’s home and now finds herself married to one.
Lives outside of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.