I was sitting at the lunch table when one of my coworkers voiced, “I know this guy…”
Sometimes I really tire of working at Advancing Native “Marriages.” Strike one. It’s a set-up.
“He’s from Missouri,” my coworker explained.
Strike two. 450 miles from home is far enough, thank you very much.
“He’s a youth pastor, and he needs a wife to straighten him out.”
Strike three, and you’re out! Sorry, slugger, but it appears that baseball is not your sport.
As much as I like the musical Guys and Dolls, I’m not a fan of “marrying the man today and changing his ways tomorrow.” I’m pretty sure it doesn’t work like that. So if you tell me that this potential match needs “straightened out”… See ya. (Oh, and P.S… If the only kind of guy you can come up with needs that much work, please keep your suggestions to yourself.)
People don’t fix people; only God can do that. Even if I was remotely interested in meeting this guy, there is no way I would be able to “straighten him out.” And my guess is that trying to do so would probably result in a pretty miserable relationship.
I’m fully convinced that a woman’s single years are not meant to be spent looking for a man to complete her; they are meant for her to take the time to realize how whole and alive she can be in Jesus. I believe that God gives us these years to learn to depend on Him alone so we can lean on Him throughout the rest of our lives.
I’ll leave it up to God to straighten out my coworker’s young friend. And since He is the only One who can fix the messes we’ve made of our lives, I’ll leave Him to be the only Matchmaker in my love life.