“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” -Ephesians 3:20-21
It took a lot for me to admit it: for a long time, I didn’t trust God to provide me with a husband I love and who would love me back. Like truly and romantically – not out of duty. I’ve learned to trust God in every area of my life, knowing when to step out in faith. As a result, I am living out dreams that are bigger than anything I could have ever dreamed for myself. Except for my love life. I kept that part under lock and key, telling God that in His time I will do as He asks and get married even if I wasn’t pleased with it or His choice for me. I thought I was being humble and submissive to God’s will. But then someone asked me how I could limit my God so much.
Lately, I’ve been praying a lot about learning to trust God more deeply in every area of my life – including my love life. Because He knows the desires of my heart but He also knows what is best for me. Over and over again, God has blessed me with opportunities that I was too afraid to even picture for myself – because they felt too big, too scary, too expensive, too far out of reach.
So, when God promises to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ask or can think of, I must take Him at His word. He’s already proven it to me many times, but even if He hasn’t, I know He is my loving father and He won’t force me to anything I don’t want to and He always has my best interest at heart.
Is there an area of your life where you are limiting God? Why? What can you do today to take a step out in faith?