I’m on a theme this week. What do you feel is “worth it”?
A friend of mine got engaged this last August while she was home. Now that she’s back in San Jose we finally went out to lunch so I could hear the story in all it’s girly detail.
My friend is 30 years old… and a virgin. Way back in her late teens, she made a promise to the Lord. She said, “Lord, I give you my 20’s. Do whatever you want with my life. This decade is dedicated to you.” And the Lord took her 20’s.
For 10 years she served God faithfully. She poured her life into mentoring young girls. She went on missions trips. She served in her church. She lived 100% for God. This was by faith.
God made her no promises that someday she would meet “the one”, Mr. Right, the man of her dreams. She had no assurance that she would not be single for life. She had no “deal” with God. She just walked through that decade by faith. The only thing she held on to was the belief that “God is worth it”.
She believed that God had a plan. She had faith that someday, it would be worth it all. She sometimes cried at night. She sometimes doubted that God knew the depth of her loneliness. She sometimes doubted that there was a husband out there for her. She sometimes “took back” her promise to God in her heart, but she still walked it out every day. She believed that it would be worth it all.
Then, less than a year ago. God brought a man into her life. This man had made a promise to God too. This man had given God his 20’s as well. This man was 30 years old… and still a virgin.
When he proposed to my friend he said, “you are not the girl of my dreams… you are better than I could have ever dreamed!” I am sure he will feel that waiting for her was so worth it. It was not easy, but it was worth it.