Prince Charming is someone of which many girls dream. And far too many girls dream of getting married at a young age and forget about life. Here is my story –
At the ripe and mature age of twelve I started to notice all the cute boys around me and I **thought** I was in love with them. Yep, it was true love alright! When I was twelve, I planned that I would be surrounded by handsome men at the age of fifteen, at sixteen/seventeen I would begin courting and after my eighteenth birthday my prince charming would carry me off in the sunset and we would live happily ever after …
Sound familiar?? Unfortunately for most of us, by the time the set age for marriage starts to come around, we don’t have any handsome suitors lining up at the door and we most certainly have NOT found our prince charming! Me? Well, he’s still out there somewhere …
See how dumb it is? Girls, I know it’s easy to dream and plan about marriage and dreaming and planning isn’t wrong. It’s wrong when that’s ALL you can think about! If all you can think about are boys, marriage and getting away from your family, well … you are wrong!
God had to teach me some hard lessons, and He’s still teaching me them. He had to show me that until I learned to trust Him with my love life and until I let HIM take control, nothing was happening. He had to show me that until I loved Him and my family more than anything, I wasn’t leaving home!
We need to learn to love God. We don’t need a boy-romance; we need a God-romance. Boys won’t make you complete. Only GOD can make you complete. You don’t need strong arms holding you; Jesus is holding you. You don’t need to be swept off your feet; you’re being carried through life’s storms. You don’t need a handsome boy to rescue you from peril; you have already been rescued from the worst possible thing – hell. You don’t need fancy gifts; Jesus has given you the greatest gift of all – eternal life.
Being single is a wonderful gift and a blessing. You can do SO much in your single years! As for me, I have so many plans for my single years and I don’t intend to waste them! I’m trying to stay busy while I wait for my prince charming. Who knows, maybe on one of my adventures I just might meet him!
If you can’t learn to be content while you are single and living at home, you will never be a happily married woman. God has placed you in YOUR family for a reason. So accept and love your family and learn to be content without prince charming.
You can choose either to waste your single years, or you can use them for the glory of God. It’s up to you. I pray that you make the right choice!