Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I believe in Doorsteps as firmly as I believe in Aslan himself

Again another article...but I REALLY like this one :) A girl I know wrote it...it's more about waiting for your Dear Young Man...but as I'm not quite at that age yet it spoke to me more about life and waiting on God for your ministry. I want to do great things for the Lord, but right now I’m moving in a rather small group of people…but I have the hope that God has a plan for me and that as I work to the best of my ability here in my circle of influence, that he will have an even greater circle or task for me. :)

Some of you might already know what I mean by that, particularly those who were there when it was coined. I'm afraid I can't take credit for the saying and I can't remember who was the first to start saying it, but among a small group of single girls that phrase is significant.

I believe in doorsteps. I believe that God can create miracles in a place that is barren. I believe that God is powerful and if it is His will, the right man could show up on my doorstep.

So many times I have heard people admonishing singles to get out! Get looking! Stop sitting around and waiting!

And I agree, to an extent.

We shouldn’t just sit around, twiddling our thumbs. We should do what we can with what we have, where we are, whether it be folding laundry and helping out at home, working in an office, or going to school. Neither should we turn up our noses at opportunities to make friends with guys or avoid social events where young men might be. However, to be quite honest, I have to say that I believe it to be a rare few girls who actually do that.

Some of us are living in places where there are no eligible young men. Maybe all the good ones are taken. Maybe none share the same convictions as we do. Maybe none are old enough or ready for marriage. And maybe some are just not paying attention to all the young women who are waiting to be asked.

It's hard during a dry period, where you feel hemmed in and without hope on the horizon. It's hard to hear people tell you that if you just did A, B, and/or C, you'll meet a guy, because that doesn't always happen and sometimes A, B, and C aren't possible. It's hard to hang onto hope.

And that's where believing in doorsteps comes in.

Believing in doorsteps means opening the door – to hope. God is a God of hope and miracles and He would never have us lose hope. He would never have us doubt His abilities, never believe that anything is too impossible for Him. Even granting a single girl a husband, when she has been waiting so long.

I don’t expect my Dym – as I have begun to call that man who I have yet to meet, but hope to marry someday – to necessarily show up on my doorstep. I don’t expect a husband to fall into my living room while I wait in my own little corner.

I live life. I work. I laugh. I dance. I sing. I live. I don’t pin my hopes on every man that crosses my path because…I believe in doorsteps. I believe that God is in control and He knows which man may be my Dym. I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to wait twiddling my thumbs or go out on an epic mission searching for a man. God has the master plan and that’s enough for me.

And so, I hope. I hope, I live, I work, I pray, I wait…and believe in doorsteps.

Krista from IDD


Incomplete said...

You know, that is really profound. In a simple, common sense fashion. And honestly, those are the revelations that are the best. Those are the convictions, that once formed, are able to sustain you the most. If Krista can hold onto this revelation, she will always be just fine.

I was thinking about Esther the other day. And I got an insight into what made her so "attractive" to everyone that she came into contact with. It wasn't her beauty (I would argue that there were many woman just as beautiful, or more so than she was in the King's court) It was her incredible common sense. She knew exactly who she was, what she was, what she was capable of doing, and what God thought of her. She held no false pretensions about herself. She knew her limitations and sought council from those who were more experianced than she.

just one guy's observation

I couldn't help but think of the Barlow Girl song Average Girl. (surprisingly they don't believe in dating either.) The chorus is what comes to mind: No More Dating, I'm Just Waiting, Like Sleeping Beauty My Prince Will Come for Me, No More Dating, I'm Just Waiting, 'Cause God is Writing My Love Story