Thursday, July 19, 2012

Warrior-Poet

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As I was sorting through various documents I have on my computer, I stumbled upon a powerful quote I saved a while back. It came from an article in the Set Apart Girl Online Magazine…although I’m not sure which issue. In the article, godly men with hearts after the Lord shared their advice about waiting for God to script your love story. Here is one that stood out to me:

“Do not focus on the warrior-poet, but rather THE Warrior-Poet (Jesus). Make Him the big deal of your life. Get away from the nonsense of looking for the “right guy” and lose yourself in Jesus. It is when you are completely obsessed, lost in, consumed with Him, that He will orchestrate, in His perfect timing, an encounter with a true warrior poet. I know we warrior-poets are seen as a rare treasure, but so is a true Christ-built woman of God. I am not interested in a “religious” girl, not even one who is radical – I want a woman of God who is grounded in the Word, who delights in Jesus alone, who cares not what the world thinks, dresses and behaves with the highest standard of modesty, dignity, and honor. It is far more appealing, enchanting, and romantic to find a Godly woman who is lost in Jesus than one who is worried about finding the right guy to marry. But remember, our precious Jesus IS faithful, good, and overflowing with love. Trust Him.” –Anonymous warrior-poet

The truth of his words makes my heart pound now just as much as when I first read them. They stuck a chord within me and made me wonder about my life. Does it reflect that of the woman he described? Is Jesus my deepest joy and delight? Am I wholly grounded in the Word? Etc.

In so many of these areas I fall short, but I rest in the fact that I'm able to start fresh each day. Each morning I'm able to give the Lord my heart and pursue Him again.

However, as a young woman, I also wonder about when "my guy" will enter my life. I wonder about when and where it will be. I dream about those details. Sometimes I just wish he would come into my life out of thin air, but where is the worth and excitement in that. In my heart I know that God is using this time to prepare us as individuals. I can feel that the Lord is preparing my heart for him to be brought into my life whenever that time may be (hopefully sooner than later).

But, I have no desire to search for a man because I know that God is more than capable of bringing one into my life. My future husband will be a great blessing to my life, but he will not complete me. My identity is only found in Christ and I want to be wrapped up in Him. When the Lord does begin to script my love story, I'll look back on this time with thankfulness. I'll be glad I spent this time building a foundation of finding my deepest joy in my First Love.

8 comments:

L.A. said...

I love this post! I've definitely read that quote somewhere, and it rings just as true today as the first time I read it! God is good, and although sometimes it seems impossible to be patient with Him and His timing, in the end we must trust it will be worth every moment we spent waiting. :)

{kayleigh nikolai} said...

This was a wonderful post Samantha!! After 25 years the Lord has brought me the man I have waited for...staying focused on God and loving Him with your WHOLE heart is so important, before and after you meet the one God has for you. The Lord will give you the desires of your heart...the thing is that you should desire Him. When He is all you want you will have all you want! How cool is that?!? Again, great post...thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

This post is amazing...Thank for for posting it. I am going through the same situation. Sometimes it's harder than others to trust that God has someone special for me, it just seems like it is taking so long! haha. But I know there is a reason, and one day, I will probably laugh at how impatient I was. If we all focused on God instead of trying to find the right guy, we'd be much happier, and God would let the right guy find us.

Katie Cook said...

ABSOLUTELY right! Love this! When my husband first met me he said there was something about me and my love for the Lord that drew me to him. He said that he had never met anyone that just lived the love of Christ. SO YES, delight in the LORD, and your future husband will see that my dear!!! love Katie

Jenna Secrist said...

this is so good, sam. i am currently in a facebook convo with a guy-friend who is struggling with this from a guy's perspective and i shared it with him. he is blown away and is encouraged by you. thanks so much for sharing this! i love when you say that your husband won't complete you...that is a very hard thing for most people to grasp. you are so wise beyond your years and i just know that God delights in you and the things you share on your blog. thanks, again, for being such an encourager.

Erin Elizabeth said...

im glad i stopped by, thanks so much for sharing, this was great to read :)

Victoria said...

You said it! Oddly enough I just thought about the Set Apart Girl magazine and went to read the latest one earlier this evening. Good stuff.

Melanie said...

love this post - love your blog. new follower here :)

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