I carefully explained to God that I was never getting married again. Then I softened that declaration a little by saying, “If you want me to get married again, you are going to have to plant him right in front of me.”
Think God can’t do that?
Friends had been inviting me to attend their church. With the breakup of my marriage, I had been on a mission to become a healthy, real person, not a robot obeying anyone in authority. As part of that mission, I was in search of a church that was real too. So I agreed to visit their church. That’s how it all began.
The Sunday I visited just happened to be the Sunday the new leaders for the next year were introduced. I listened as they spoke of classes for small children, teenagers, young marrieds, etc. When they were all through, no mention had been made of a class for singles, of which I was one. At the church I currently attended, I had been instrumental in getting such a group started.
As I pondered the lack of a singles’ group in this church, I knew without a doubt God was telling me to go to the pastor and offer my services to help him start one. My heart pounded as I argued with God. “I can’t do that. I don’t even know the man. This isn’t my church. I’m not strong enough yet to do that.”
My heart pounded on. but God won.
After the service, I forced myself to walk to the front of the church and
extend my help to the pastor. When I mentioned there had been no group for
singles mentioned in his introductions, he whipped out a little notepad and said, “No, we don’t have one yet, but we’re working on it. If you give me your name
and address, I’ll let you know when we have one up and running.” “No, I’m here to offer my services to help you get one going.” “Good. You’re number two.”
Number two? I asked the pastor to explain.
“I asked God to send me three people to help get a singles’ group started.
You’re the second person to volunteer.”
Guess who the first person was? You got it. The man I eventually married.
Romans 8:28 niv “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who
love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”