“And her [promised] husband, being a just and upright
man and not willing to expose her publicily and to shame
her, decided to repudiate and dismiss (divorce) her quietly
But as he was thinking this over, behold, an angel of the Lord
appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, descendant of
David, do not be afraid to take Mary [as] your wife, for
that which is conceived in her is of (from, out of) the Holy
Matthew 1:19, 20
I love this passage of scripture. It challenges me so much as
a man. Joseph could of easily exposed Mary. It would of
been okay but he didn’t. He could of made her pay but
instead he decided to put her away quietly, secretly!
He didn’t know she was
pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit and
yet he sought to protect her!! In my eyes, Joseph is
THE man! What he did inspires and encourages me.
I could go and on but that is not why I shared his story
It’s been quite a week I must say. There have been things that
have happened this week that have made me think about
singleness more than usual.
For the record, I am at peace in my singleness. I decided
some time ago I would wait, really wait! God spoke to me
about how important this season is and if you would like
to read what He showed me then please click here.
Like I said before, this week, actually this past month has
been hectic. It started with a couple I met at a church
social. In short, the husband didn’t understand why I was
still single and actually suggested I wanted to get married
at fifty!! He then proceeded to try and hook me up with
a girl, not a specific girl but any girl. (you should of seen
the look on my face…haha) I was shocked!
That incident rattled me I must admit. I doubted if
I was doing the right thing – waiting!
I doubted if I really heard from God.
Is my head in the clouds?
Does God really have someone for me?
Those are the kind of thoughts I was dealing with.
A lot of people I know have been either getting engaged,
dating, or married. So you can imagine, I was not in a good
It took a long time to get to a place of complete
trust in God for my wife. In the post I linked above I talked
about how I believed God was orchestrating my love story.
I was content with that. I was at peace that God was orchestrating
my love story. He was orchestrating the most amazing story not
because of anything I had done (not on the basis of never sleeping
with any girl or dating) but because He loved me. The reason He
would bless me with a wife was because He is good. All my
efforts to stay “pure” were rags in His eyes! They didn’t impress
Him and He was calling me to trust Him completely. He was
calling me to give Him this area of my life completely and I did.
It had been hard or so I thought, that was until the married
man I told you about said all those things.
After that I doubted everything God had promised me. As
friends were getting married and so on that doubt grew bigger
I even almost considered settling……
It was bad friends……yes, it WAS bad because God renewed
my faith this week. He showed me something in His word
that gave me hope again! I would like to share what He showed
I shared Joseph’s story because there is a truth I want you to
God was the integral part of Joseph and Mary’s union. On his own
Joseph would of left Mary but God intervened. He was involved,
He was directing his path……
There are many more examples in scripture where we see
God directing the affairs of men concerning who they were
Remember Isaac and Rebekah. God led Abraham’s servant
right to Rebekah who was the daughter of Bethuel who was
Abraham’s relative (He was either a brother or nephew. I
am not too sure)!!!!
(read Genesis 24)
But this is the point, God was directly involved. He was not
idly sitting by watching Abraham’s servant. He was directing
him in his every step!
When it comes to our lives, that is what
He is doing. He is not idly sitting with crossed fingers hoping
we make the right choices. He is orchestrating things in our
lives but we have to let Him have His way.
And that’s what I did. I renewed my decision to wait on Him.
Things will come and rock my faith but I will keep on trusting.
If you are waiting on God for the person He has for you
know that He can be trusted. He will not let you down.
People can talk, and let them. Your faith is in God and He
cares deeply for you.
It may seem like nothing is happening and time is going but
God WILL come through.
He is the One who is orchestrating your love story and
what a story He is orchestrating!
He can be trusted!
Blessings to you friends…..
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