I’m pretty sure that God loves a good joke, so I think he’ll actually follow through with giving me this sign just for the pleasure of seeing the shocked look on my face (and then there’s the fainting part). Until next time, God bless you and your loved ones.
Manya It just occurred to me that the only thing about my life with which I’m not content is the fact that I’m not in a relationship…one that I’m passionate about and thoroughly convinced is THE right one for both of us. It suddenly seems a bit odd to me to be placing so much emphasis on this one area of my life.
That means that in the eyes of the church, without an annulment, you’re still married.
And I’ve experienced more than enough heartache for any one life time. That thought STILL frightens me and I’m still pulling back from it. God knows what and who’s best for me so much better than I do. The scary part is wondering what his time table will be.) I heard a wonderful story recently from a woman who DID give up her life to God.
So I’m having some serious discussions with myself about what to do next. My head is telling me to hand my life over to God – NOW! The results were amazing and inspiring and exciting.
Well, I was dating a Catholic man at the time who hadn’t started the annulment process, so, obviously, his marriage had not been declared invalid by the church and, therefore, in the eyes of the church, he was still married.
I didn’t want to stop dating him so I rationalized and dated anyway…still thinking, “Come on…that’s going a bit too far.” (Yes, it was my relationship with him that ended last week and started me thinking about and writing on this topic.) Let’s go back in time a bit….
(this is scary) So HOW exactly does a person give up control to God? If he decides that I should fall in love and marry, he’d better make that man painfully (no, not painfully, please)…let me rephrase that…he’d better make that man joyfully and EXTREMELY apparent to me.
Actually, I’ve already asked God to give me a specific sign for if/when he sends that man. What does giving up control of your life to God look like to YOU?
Since only God and I know what this sign is, I’ll probably faint if it ever actually happens. Right apparent to me in any way he chooses…this sign would just be very cool and fun. I could really use some more perspectives on this, so please leave your comments.
It’s nothing terribly out of the ordinary but just different enough that it would be a bit curious and very apparent to me. Also, if you have a personal story about having given up control of YOUR life to God, please share that with us.
About a week after my divorce was final, I happened upon a Catholic singles’ site called Catholic
I hadn’t been looking for such a site…it was actually advertised on the AOL homepage that day which surprised me to no end. I joined the site and remained an active member for most of the next 6 years!
Believing in God but not trusting him enough to hand my future over to him…completely and without strings attached.