Saturday, October 29, 2011

Is God Writing Your Love Story?

Have any of you ever read the book. "When God Writes Your Love Story" by Leslie Ludy? If not, I encourage you to! With that said, I want to talk about the theme of the book. The books purpose as a whole is to help you realize that God has a plan and that He wants to write your love story. Are you willing to let Him? Do you think He will do an ok job or would you be better at it?

Sweet girls, I'm here to encourage you.... I was reading through my journal the other day and I was an underlying prayer within the whole thing. That prayer was that if the guy of my affections at that moment was not the one God had chosen for me that He would simply just take him away. Not out of my life, but out of my focus. The other part of the prayer was that when the one God has chosen does come along that He will not let me question whether he is the one or not. He will stick around and I will know that He is the one! I honestly hadn't really realized how often I had prayed that prayer, but looking back it had been quite often. Girls, there are tons of guys and some are decent guys, but i challenge you to not just settle for a "Good" guy, but to wait for the "One". I have full confidence that it will be worth it!

If you had to describe your love story and view of guys in a prayer what would it look like? Would it be an "I trust you God, but.....", "I will follow you where ever, doing whatever, and to whomever God" , or "I can just straight up do this on my own."? Think about it... It is easy to say that you are letting God write your love story, but if you are dating guys who He wouldn't choose for you to date or giving bits of your heart to guys who are not the "One" then it is as if you are letting Him write your story, but every once in a while you steal the pen back and write a few chapters of your own.

I'm not sure about you, but if someone asked me to write a story for them and then they kept taking the pen and changing what i was writing or adding on to it I would get pretty upset and very tired of it. The beautiful thing about God though is that He is willing to take the pen back no matter how many times you have taken it away. I remember in my own life I would take the pen away and then when I realized it, which normally meant I had been hurt He was ever so faithful to gently take the pen back and make my mistakes into a wonderful love story. He is still working on it and I have no idea what the end result will be, although I have confidence that He has a perfect plan!

It reminds me of a few verses...

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Praying for you as you let God write your love story!
JEN

4 comments:

Cait said...

This is awesome. I am reading this book right now and I think it has a very powerful message that most people are not willing to accept. I know the last time I tried to read (just two years ago), I wasn't willing to believe what it had to say, because I wasn't willing to change the way I was living my life. But I've realized very recently that I'm doing a poor job at writing my love story and that God could do so much better :)

Ashley said...

Love this post! I'm going to have to pick up that book! Thank you for the suggestion and this beautiful post :)

Katherine said...

Beautiful post! Exactly what I needed. Thank you for the encouragement and sharing! So edifying!

<3
Blessings!
Katherine

Marie said...

I have read this book.. I really like Leslie Ludy! :)

I always assumed that I would just settle with a "good" guy. Someone that would provide for me and treat me well. I honestly never really thought that I would find love! I am ashamed now, looking back at how little faith I had. God not only brought a wonderful man into my life, he is also my love and holds the key to my heart!! I am so blessed. And God has done a really amazing job with my love story! :)