My sister-in-law, Krissy, chose to set her life apart for Christ at a young age. As an outflow of her devotion to Him, she made a decision to live faithfully for her future husband; not to give her heart, emotions, or body away in temporary relationships, but to wait for the man God would one day bring into her life. As Krissy entered her twenties, she still had never been in a relationship. Guys had shown interest in her, but Krissy was holding out for a man whoâ€™s life was completely centered around Jesus Christ; a man who would not merely appreciate her personality and outward appearance, but would be captivated by the supernatural beauty that flowed from the center of her being.
Though she deeply desired to be married and raise a family, Krissy lived her single years entirely focused on Jesus Christ. No matter where she was, she poured out her life for Him, loving and serving everyone around her. She didnâ€™t put off living until she finally met her future husband – instead, she lived fully and radiantly each and every day, drawing rich fulfillment and joy from her passionate romance with Jesus Christ. She wasnâ€™t obsessed with making herself attractive to the opposite sex. Rather, she was consumed with her Heavenly Prince. The only applause that mattered to her was His.
Krissy was (and is) a physically attractive woman. But she did not possess the kind of pop-culture charm that appeals to most modern men. She didnâ€™t spend her time and energy becoming more alluring to the world or attractive to guys. Instead, she spent her time and energy serving the poor, teaching small children, going to the mission field, and sharing the gospel with hurting people. She was marked by the kind of purity and innocence that todayâ€™s men usually scoff at.
As her twenties passed and she embarked upon her thirties, people began to pressure her to try to snag a guy while she still could.
â€œYou should move to a big city where there are more available men,â€ some suggested. â€œWhy donâ€™t you start trying a little harder to get guysâ€™ attention?â€ others urged.
It was tempting to listen to these well-meaning words. She wasnâ€™t getting any younger, and she longed for an earthly love story. Most of the godly men she met were already married. What if she never met anyone? What if she never got married?
But the gentle words of her Lord resonated through her soul, â€œAm I enough?â€
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