For as long as I can remember people have been telling me to write a list of the characteristics I want in a mate.
They say…write it down, pray over it, and while you may not get everything you want, God can do it!
Well let me tell you….I have prayed over lists for YEARS. I have written and rewritten lists. I’ve made short lists and long lists. Superficial lists and super deep lists and I’m still super confused.
What if he has this and not that? What if he has that and not this? Which quality outranks another? Which one can I live without?
The truth is….I don’t know. I literally have no idea. So my new prayer is…Lord, I pray my desires line up with Your will.
This is the biggest decision you (and I) will ever have to make. This decision will affect your everyday life and generations to come. It’s so important that I know I can’t make it on my own. I need Jesus.
So Lord, if my desires are not in line with Your will, change them. If what I want is not what You have for me, then I don’t want it.
I know that releasing all of the control is difficult. I’m not telling you to throw your list away. I’m telling to to be flexible enough to recognize when God taps you on your shoulder and says, “hey, I have something better in mind.”
The entire point of this journey is be in the center of God’s will. And to get there, you (and I) are going to need Jesus to take the wheel.