He’s out there somewhere. Maybe you already know him. Or maybe he’s still a stranger. Wherever he is and whoever he is, God knows. He’s had it in the works since before the dawn of creation. His timing is perfect.
Of course, if you’re like most single tough girls, all you can think is, “Lord, let that time be NOW!”
As you patiently wait for that Prince Charming God has for you, there is something you can do while you wait: pray.
First off, take any specific guy, name, or face out of your head. Go ahead – shake him off! Don’t put God in a box by saying you think a particular guy might be the one. Just pray in faith, knowing that God knows better than you.
Second, take the time to read 1 Corinthians 13. While this love chapter is typically read at weddings, it is so much more than that. It’s an outline for how we, as Christians, are to live. How we’re to love. It’s bigger than marriage. It’s everything.
Now, pray for him.
Pray that he would be patient and kind. Pray that God would be working in him to reach out to people who are hard to love. Pray that he would be stretched in his relationships as he learns to be sacrificial and others-focused.
Pray that he would not envy or boast. Pray that he would walk in humility. Pray that he would be content with little and discontent with this world. Pray that he would have eyes focused on Jesus and that everything in his life would reflect that humble position.
Pray that he would not be arrogant. Pray that he wouldn’t think of himself first. Pray that he would not be vain and self-centered.
Pray that he would not insist on his own way. Pray that he would be teachable, eager to learn from godly men older and more mature than him. Pray that he would have a soft heart that desires to grow. Pray that his life would be marked by submission to authority.
Pray that he would not be irritable or resentful. Pray that his patience would spill over into all of his relationships, thinking the best of others and showing them grace when they make mistakes. Pray that he would let things go and not hold onto grudges or hurts.
Pray that he would not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoice with the truth. Pray that he would stand up for Jesus. Pray that he would seek out justice and mercy at the same time. Pray that his life and his friendships would be godly and God glorifying.
Pray that he would bear all things, believe all things, and hope all things. Pray that he would love Jesus with everything he has. Period.
And, after you’re done praying these amazing things for him, pray them for yourself. After all, if God is going to shape him in such an awesome way, you’d better be up to par