Marriage Ethics for Singles – Part 6
Where Does Your Confidence Lie?
Also Read: Marriage Ethics for Singles – Part 5
But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD,
that I may declare all thy works. -Psalm 73:28
When it comes to finding a life partner, many people claim to be trusting God. They make statements like “I am waiting for God’s choice because I believe that is the best for me.” However, when they see someone that matches their God-given description, they go to their pastors, friends or mentors, asking them to examine whether or not that person is God’s choice for them. This creates the question, “Are you really trusting God or the judgment of others?”
From my understanding, when you trust God for something, you look first into His Word prayerfully to find answers; and when you do, you hold on to what you have discovered. So, what you find in the Scripture and what the Holy Spirit says to you become your guide to receiving your answers. The situation where you have to meet with your pastor should be for confirmation of what God has spoken to you, not to hear God for the first time through him or her.
If you are indeed sure that your confidence is in God and not in what any man says, then you should seek Him yourself and hold on to whatever He says to you. Remember, what actually holds value is not what you are given, but what you personally find.
Gone are the days of running after seers and fortune tellers; it’s high time you knew God personally because that’s what guarantees you a glorious and stressless future (Psalm 118:8-9). – FAO