Finding Prince Charming… and then letting him find you

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Prince Charming – He has a white horse, he’s handsome, he has gorgeous hair and he swoops in to save the girl the second that she needs him. He’s the perfect guy– but you know the story.
As us girls grow up and begin to date and form relationships with guys, the hope of finding our own Prince Charming begins to fade. We get hurt, forgotten, lied to, betrayed, used, and love that we thought would last forever turned into another painful memory.
Prince Charming becomes nothing but a character from some dumb story. He becomes an unrealistic standard that we run away from. We convince ourselves that he is ultimately a bad thing since looking for him has only led to disappointment.
We learn how to settle for relationships that don’t bring us closer to God or make us happy… We figure that an unsatisfying version of love is better than no love at all. We forget our hopes and dreams in order to be content.
It is during these times that we need to remember that we are not called to be content, we are not called to settle, and we are most definitely not called to lose hope. Romans 12:12 says “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
This is the best possible advice to follow while we await our future spouses. Rejoicing in hope because we know that God will make it happen at the appointed time, being patient in tribulation because we will definitely face difficulty while waiting on God’s timing, and being constant in prayer because our future spouse, wherever he is, needs prayer and we also need to pray that we become the women we need to be so that we may meet him.
Now there is the question of whether or not God actually cares about this or has a plan in mind for us. The answer to this is… ABSOLUTELY YES. A clear example of this can be found in the book of Tobit. The Archangel Raphael speaks to Tobiah about the woman he is supposed to marry and says “Do not be afraid for she was set apart for you before the world existed.” (Tobit 6:18) God likewise has written each and every one of us our own beautiful love story.
All we have to do is trust in him and do our best to become the beautiful daughter he has called us to be. We do not need to worry about what will happen down the road or who we will marry because God already has all of that figured out… and while this guy may not be what we expected, he will bring us closer to God and love us the right way.
As we strive to wait for God’s will to come together, let’s relax, pray, drink some iced coffee, and enjoy the beauty of our current lives; trusting that God’s will is going to fall into place at the best possible time.
I will be praying for all of you as you realize the great and perfect plans that God has for you.
God loves you so much and so do I.
1 Corinthians 13

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3 thoughts on “Finding Prince Charming… and then letting him find you

  1. neodecaussade says:

    Dear Classy Catholic,
    Don’t forget that God may be calling you to a religious vocation and Prince Charming just may be Jesus.
    God bless,

    • catholicollegegirl1995 says:

      I completely agree with you, and I myself have already discerned, this blog was more focused toward those called to marriage but the same things can be said about Jesus and a call to the religious life 🙂
      God bless you,
      Bekah

  2. Joseph says:

    Much of this also applies to guys. We really have to work at ourselves to make sure we become princes, though not all of us may be charming. Some are the tall, dark, and serious type. I write a letter to my wife every other day even though i don’t know who she is. God knows, and my greatest duty and pleasure is to fall in love with her (even if she is Mary). So that’s what I’m trying to do.

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