Tuesday, September 25, 2012

God's Preparation of a Stubborn Heart

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The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Ps 37:23

I am thankful that God doesn't just throw me into a situation and say here is what I have for you to do, now go do it. He slowly (in my case, a lot of times, it is super slow) prepares my heart for the things that He would have me to do.

When I was a senior in high school if you would have asked me what I would be doing with my life in five or ten years, I would have told you that I would be married and have kids. How wrong was I :) And you know what, that is ok!

In college, I had a family that I called my family away from home. They were preparation for my future. In my family, my dad is older than my mom. My brother is older than his wife. That was just how things went because that is how my family did things. And family is always right, right?!

My family away from home the wife was older than her husband. Out of their five kids, four of the wives were older than their husbands. Little did I know that this was preparation for a change in my thinking!

God also had another preparation in store. I also had a roommate in college who was a nursing major. The year after she was my roommate, she started dating another nursing major guy. They went on to get married. I spend a lot of time with them and this helped me get rid of any stereotype about male nurses. Or probably more so, worrying what others would think of male nurses. They also got me ready for hearing nursing stories at the dinner table!

God's preparation in my heart allowed me to be ready when God brought along the guy that He would have me to marry. It pays to wait on what God has in store for me! God directed my steps in the way that He knew that He needed to in order for me to willingly accept His path. And the outcome could not be any better!

Looking back, can you see any way that God has prepared you for the steps that He would have you to take?


  1. Yes, but I would have to write for hours and hours with the many descriptions of His giving, calling, guiding, adjusting, etc., to have me in the right place, right time. But, it's a truism for me and millions [billions] or others from now and through the past history and the upcoming phases of life. Good sharing, good thinking.

    1. Great to hear that you have seen God work in a lot of different ways.

  2. My husband's dad was 20 years older than my husbands's mom - - My son't present wife is 10 years younger. My foster daughter is 10 years older than her present husband. Yet in it all, God is good. Thank you for sharing at "Tell me a Story." I am happy that you waited for God to give you his choice.

    1. Thanks for sharing with me about your family! It was great to hear!


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