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Admin- Kymberly Janelle May 29, 2013 Identity, Relationships, Singleness 5 Comments on Wedding Bells

** Written by guest blogger: Sarah Price *** Want to submit an article? Email us [at] thebelovedblog@gmail.com

 

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.

 Written by guest blogger: Sarah Price-Balfour
facebook.com/sarah.pricebalfour

Sarah grew up in a Pastor’s home and now finds herself married to one.
Lives outside of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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5 Comments

  1. Euu June 5, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks for this lovely post. Love this reminder “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 and 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.” ((:

    Trusting God with all I have.

  2. Vi August 29, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Thanks for sharing your heart, thoughts, and worries with all of us readers. Everyone deals with struggles that are similar to what you face and being able to read your posts and see how you reflect on life is nice. It gives me inspiration. Thanks again!

  3. Abby September 27, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Thank you for posting this. For a while, I had been praying that God would bring me a husband. But now, I pray that if it is God’s will that I marry, that I will be a godly wife. I’ve also prayed that God will take away the lonely, bitter feelings I sometimes feel when I see others around me getting engaged. And, you know what? He has really been helping me with those struggles as of late by providing me with some really good friends to lean on and some really fun new adventures.

  4. Afi Pittman November 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you for your willingness to write about this topic from your experience, Sarah. I agree even as a single – marriage is much more than the wedding day. It’s a lifelong, covenant relationship that requires commitment and best works when God is in the middle and guides it. God bless you!

  5. Candra August 19, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Beautiful post! It is amazing and a blessing to have a firm resolve that life is more than a wedding day. I pray that all singles widen their scope and see how blessed life is regardless of our relationship status.

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