Singles of Note: Rebecca St. James
- Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Attractive, successful and charming, Rebecca easily could pick any man she sees to date. But she does not want to force God’s hand. “I don’t want to go out there and just try and make something happen, because I really want it to be of God; I really want him to orchestrate this relationship. For me to humanly force something out of feeling that ‘It’s about time that I had someone’ would be, for me, messing with God’s plan.”
She describes her future marriage as a miracle – “not in the sense that it’s so hard for me to find the right guy– but just that it’s going to be a God thing. I trust that and I also feel a deep sense in my heart that He has promised me He is going to take care of me and provide someone for me in that right time.
“It might not be my timing,” she adds, “but He has given me a whole lot of promises through different circumstances, and through the Bible, and through His peace, that have allowed me that comfort.”
Of course, even Rebecca admits to wondering every now and then, “God, where is he?”
But then God seems to give her a picture of what it will be like when she has married and the wait has ended: “It’s almost like He allows me to be in that place and look back and say, ‘Why didn’t I trust God and just enjoy the single years that I had?’”
For now, Rebecca is at peace. “I’ve come to a place recently of, ‘God, this is obviously where you have me right now and I’m happy to be here. I’m enjoying life – I feel full in all the different areas of my life and I’m content in you and happy to wait.’”
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