The best way you can prepare your heart for your future husband is to surrender everything in your life to God. To hold out your hands, palms up, and pray, “Lord, I’m yours.”
Take a few minutes and write down a summary of who you are. Write out all the things you like and dislike. Write out major events in your life—from as far back as you remember. Write down your happiest times and your saddest times. Write down your success and your failures. After you write all of this down, fold up this paper and place it in your hands, and then offer yourself up to God. Ask Him to take all of you. Then ask Him to show you what His purpose is for your life.
The best way to prepare your heart for God’s is to be surrendered completely to Him.
Likewise, the best way to prepare your heart for your future husband is to be following God with all your heart. When you give all of your heart to God … in the amazing way God works … you have even more to give to your future husband! More of your true self. And the more you see yourself through God’s eyes, the better prepared you’ll be for a lifelong commitment.
Finally, to be surrendered to God is to know Him, and the best way to know Him is to know His Word. Just like a servant is always listening to know what her master requires, we need to know what God asks of us.
Take a few minutes and write down some of your favorite Scripture passages. After you have written those out, set to work on memorizing them. Even one verse a week is great! As you hide God’s Word in your heart you will become who He designed you to be because you’ll know what He desires for you and your life!
I think the idea of writing everything down like that is an interesting one. I never would have thought about doing that. I am going to try that. 🙂
Tricia Goyer says
Wonderful, Meghan. I can’t wait to hear what God will do!
I just finished watching the movie fireproof, it’s amazing the things God can do in someone’s life! Even though it’s hard sometimes to completely surrender ourselves to God, with Him it’s possible, anything is. I’ve been searching for a way to preapre myself for my future husband and this, including other things I have found, I believe will help, thank you 🙂
Laurie Carlson says
Nice post, Tricia!
I didn’t make a list, but I knew in my head what I was looking for.
I left an abusive marriage and ended up in a Women’s Shelter with my 2 children. I had an AWFUL attorney, and he STILL got the kids for visitation! I DIED a THOUSAND DEATHS!
When we first arrived at that shelter with nothing but the clothes on our backs, I knew I could FINALLY TURN TO GOD!
My parents came up to visit and gave me $60. I took that money and went and bought myself a Bible, the one I had wanted for a LONG time, the one my girlfriend let me borrow, and when the ‘then’ husband saw I had it, immediately MADE ME take it back to her. I did as I was told.
I was then a PROUD OWNER of that NEW Bible!
I sat on those back steps of the shelter while the kids played in the privacy fenced in yard, I got to read, and read, and read, and I could not get enough! I was SO HAPPY!
I gave everything up to God. I had no choice in the matter. It was already in his hands, as we were safe!
I started attending church when prior to that I was ‘not allowed’, and I thrived! Four months, almost to the DAY we arrived in that shelter, God introduced me to my now husband of almost 9 years! We just celebrated this Christmas of being together for 10 years! He IS ALL THAT GOD KNEW I NEEDED AND WANTED in a husband!
There is not ONE day that goes by that I don’t thank God for him! I tell him/both everyday how thankful I am that BOTH are in my life!
Sometimes I think it does take giving everything up – putting it ALL into God’s hands and trusting him to give you the husband you want/need!
God is AMAZING!!!!
He TRULY knows each of us individually and gives us what is best for us!
Good luck to you single women out there! Listen for and to God so you know when Mr Right arrives! No matter what, you’ll KNOW!
I wish you the best!
I love this testimony, it gives me hope.
Katrice Pleasant says
Wow! God is so good to us. Inspiritional!
Your testimony has touched me so. It truly gives me faith to begin a new journey in rediscovering God, and myself.