Ladies, think of how great it feels when you find something you’ve been looking for over a long period of time. It could be something you’ve lost or something for which you’ve exercised great patience, and finally it’s yours! Allow me to share an example – I moved over a year and a half ago and all of my belongings were placed in a storage locker. It was a hectic move and things went everywhere. When the winter came I went to my closet to get a pair of my favorite boots (ladies, I know you understand), but I couldn’t find them. I searched and searched and finally after about two months, I resolved that they had been thrown away in the move. I was devastated. It was only until last week when I went to my storage locker to look for something else, that I found a small box taped and labeled “winter shoes”. Oh My Goodness, MY BOOTS! The funny thing was it was in a package that I would not have even considered looking in. (That’s a word right there, ladies!)
I had such a feeling of relief and satisfaction that I kissed those boots! I know, a bit overboard about a pair of boots, but I immediately grabbed them and took them home with me.
That’s just a trivial comparison of what it feels like to be found. Ladies, you are a treasure to be valued. Don’t sell yourself short by getting frustrated and settling for anything or anyone.
Christian single ladies, in your walk with the Lord, you may have stopped along your journey and asked the Lord “are you ever going to send me a mate?” At times, you may find yourself asking, becoming anxious and making less than wise decisions simply to extinguish the desire to end your loneliness.
Some have resorted to speed dating, on-line dating, and even taking matters into their own hands -pursuing him instead of allowing him to pursue you. I submit to you today, there is a virtue in being found.
The Word offers some wonderful examples of what it looks like to be found. It shows us what it means to wait in a manner pleasing to the Lord and still handle our season of singleness. One story in particular is found in the book of Ruth. It shows us a picture of a faithful young woman resolved to take care of the essentials of her life and concentrate on the work set before her. As God would have it, as Ruth focused on her assignment, her mate was there for her all along.
Ladies, you are worth being pursued and chased. Let your Boaz find you working. Pursue your dreams and aspirations. Extend yourself to others in need. As you focus on your assignment watch God’s best for your life unfold! As far as your mate is concerned, sit back, relax and…be found.