Welcome to one of the new and exciting features At the Well – Training in Truth. This feature will be geared towards young, single, “ladies in training” that are already striving to live according to Titus 2. Here is today’s post:
“A woman’s heart should be so close to God that a man has to chase Him to find her.” –C.S. Lewis
Being the romantic heart that I am, I found myself pondering this quote. I thought about what it means regarding my love for my future husband and my love for God. I realized, yet again, how much the Lord loves and cares for me, and how he will grant the desires of my heart. The man that He has set aside for me will be one who cares enough to search for God in order to find my heart. It will be a blessed relationship because God will have been the foundation of both our lives before they were ever intertwined.
My question then becomes, how do I focus my heart on you Lord, so that the right man will find me? How do I, or any young, single, woman, keep her heart pure, as the woman in Song of Solomon repeats, “Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires” Song of Solomon 2:7 (NIV).
God speaks often on this issue. It often amazes me how thousands of years before I was brought into this world, God was penning verses that speak to the heart of this contemporary, modern girl.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (NKJ)
“And don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there. God, not your marital status, defines your life. Don’t think I’m being harder on you than on the others. I give this same counsel in all the churches.” 1 Corinthians 7:17 (The Message)
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 (NIV)
When I read 1 Corinthians 7, I am convicted.
Convicted that there are times when I find my mind wandering and wishing, thinking life will be complete when ____(insert whatever comes next in your plan here) happens. I think about the “when if’s” of life, only to miss out on today.
Today, God has me exactly where He would have me be. He is guiding me to become a Titus 2 woman. He is training me in Truth. He has a perfect plan for my life; a plan that He wants to see come to fruition. This leads me back to Matthew. When I seek His kingdom, I seek Him. I become one with His plan for my life. Plans that I am not privileged to. His plans, not mine.
I know, as Esther knew, that I was created for “such a time as this.” The how’s and why’s and when’s that invade my spirit are not mine to worry about. He is in complete control of today, tomorrow, and forever. While I am prone to wonder about my future, as I train in Truth, I learn to trust. Trust completely, so that one day, my heart will be so close to God that the man of my dreams has to chase Him to find me.