Sunday, November 27, 2011

An Ounce of Prevention: "Ten Reasons NOT to Get Married"

#2 and #3 are...ones that really need to be prayed about rather than *preyed upon*. Feel me?

2. Your biological clock is ticking:

Tick, tock, tick, tock. Have you ever been sleeping by a clock and listening to it ticking, thinking, "That's me! Time is running out - my biological clock is ticking"?

That is a very real feeling, especially for women. You may want to get married and have a family, and it feels as though time is short. Just remember, God knows the desires of your heart. He knows if you want children, and He can make a way for you, even when it seems as if there is no way.

Marrying the wrong person just because you feel as though there's no more time left can still lead to a miserable future. I have a friend who waited a long time to get married, and she desperately wanted a family. She got married in her late thirties, and do you know what God did for her? He gave her twins! That's the blessings of God; He gave her double (Isa. 61:7).

You too can have double for your trouble. God always makes it worth your wait! Just because your answer is delayed doesn't mean it's been denied. Just because you have waited a long time doesn't mean you are not going to get it.

There are times when people experience a "divine delay." In other words, there are still some things the Lord may want you to receive where you are right now, before you move on to another season.

In my own life, there are many things I have done for the Lord that I really don't believe I could have done in the same way had I been married with children. We have to learn to trust our heavenly Father and His love for us. He knows what we need and when we need it. Father knows best! God loves you, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

3. You're lonely: 

You don't want to marry someone just to keep from being alone. There are a lot worse things than being single, and plenty of married people are desperately lonely. Marrying the wrong person won't solve the problem of loneliness; only God can do that.

Being alone does not mean you have to be lonely. Don't be so desperate that you just marry anybody to keep from being alone.

It's a pretty thorough list. You can check out the rest of it here.

Remember, we are to be a *blessing* not a *burden*.


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