8. Rejoice with Your Friends That Are Getting Married
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Romans 12:15 encourages us to rejoice with those who are rejoicing, and to weep with those who are mourning.
Instead of allowing the spearing head of jealousy to emerge within our hearts, rejoice for those who are in their seasons of blooming. Rejoice with them for it is a beautiful and rich season in their lives, and it can be hoped that when your season arises that those same people will be celebrating with you, no resentments harbored anywhere.
God can see the future in a way we cannot, so trust that He provides all things--including spouses--in perfect timing in order that we have what we need in precise timing. Know ultimately as well that we have Him, and in Him we find our fullness.
9. Joy Can Be Found with or without a Significant Other
Lastly, it is important to remind yourself that your joy does not come from a future marriage. Marriage can provide so much joy, it can add to joy, but it is not the root of joy.
The root of joy is truly in Christ Himself.
No other entity can fulfill, no other person can satisfy. Christ is the living water eternally of joy itself, not another human being. This is because each and every human is broken or imperfect in some way.
No matter how hard we try, we are not infallible, but Christ is. These truths need to be recognized and seen because where we place our faith, joy, and security matter. Seek first and foremost His Kingdom, His face, and His heart and see how much more will be given to us.
Marriage is a beautiful gift from above. Books in the Bible highlight and celebrate that sacred and spectacular union between a man and his wife, but it is not the end-all of life itself on this earth.
It can become so daunting when you see something you desire so dearly happen at glance to everyone around you, yet you are still waiting. It can feel as if you are in a waiting room and everyone else is called before you.
At times, it can make you feel unworthy or unimportant to God, but that cannot be further than the truth.
Hold firm to the truth that your life, the entirety of it, is so important to God that He has precise timing, seasons, reasons, and gifts for you ahead.
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