I recently attended a wedding and while sitting there I started to think about the idea of everyone finding a soul mate. Some people believe there is a special person in the world for all of us, someone who we are meant to be in a loving committed relationship with for the rest of our lives. I am not so sure I believe that theory. I guess I’m unsure about how I feel because I’ve witnessed so many relationships/marriages fail. So many people in the world today think they’ve met their soulmate, they get married, stay in the marriage for a while only for it to end in divorce because the two people in the relationship have grown apart. I feel that if a person is one’s soulmate, with effort from both parties in the relationship it should be able to withstand all obstacles or problems that the couple is presented with.
If you feel someone is your soul mate then you should be willing to do whatever it takes to stay committed to that person. I think my parents could be considered an example of real soulmates, because they started dating while in middle school, got married just a few years after graduating high school and stayed married until my father’s death. I believe that they truly loved each other until death and even after almost seventeen years of being a widow my mother hasn’t married again. It is my belief that if God truly created a soulmate for each person he created then there would not be a need for divorce to exist.💜
Proverbs 19:21 says, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. I’ve always been taught that God has a purpose for everyone and everything that he created and I often wonder what exactly my purpose is because I have been living for thirty three years and I have yet to feel like God has shown me what his purpose is for my life. I wonder how it happens, is it something that I am supposed to figure out for myself or is God actually going to show me, will he give me some kind of sign? I have accepted that it will happen because I keep living which means God isn’t done with me, he has something for me to accomplish in this life.
My perspective on Proverbs 19:21, is that regardless of what we want for our lives, no matter what we plan for our lives, it doesn’t matter because God is always in control and his will, his predestined plan is always what is going to happen in our lives and we must learn to accept that fact. Earlier this week, I wrote a note to a family member in which I discussed how I think that when God shows someone their purpose, his reason, or at least one of his reasons for placing them in the world, that has to be an awesome occurrence in one’s life.
Romans 11:29 in the New International Version of the bible says, “For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable., the New Living Translation version of that same scripture says, “For God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn. Therefore once God has shown you the gifts that he has given you to fulfill your purpose, or his calling upon your life no matter any circumstances you may face, other people’s opinions of your life and your own wants are really no longer your focus, because fulfilling God’s purpose becomes your sole passion in life, because many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.💜
Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. It’s one of the scriptures that my grandmother taught when I was a little girl. When my grandmother began teaching me this scripture I really did not understand it because I was a child. There is so much that happens in this life that I don’t understand but I have come to the realization that some things are just not for me to understand. I don’t consider myself a really religious person I think I am probably more spiritual but I do believe in God, and I believe that he has a plan for every being that he allows to live. I personally have learned to be patient and wait on God’s plan to come into fruition although that’s hard at times. When I don’t understand the plan I refer to Proverbs 3:5-6 and realize it’s not for me to understand.💜