Every girl dreams of being married one day, but how can you know if he's the right guy for you? Find out here.
At a fairly early age, most girls will start to plan their future wedding. She will know what she wants the dresses, bouquets, and decorations to look like. She could have every little thing planned out, except for one major detail...who she will marry! Often times, you will not be 100 percent sure who you will someday marry until you are engaged. Although we are kind of in the dark as to who we will marry, it's good to know what to look for when it comes to finding your Mr. Right.
Look for a guy with godly characteristics. Look for a guy that loves God, not the world (1John 2:15). The right man will love God first and you second. A guy who knows that God is the best foundation for a relationship. A right relationship won't distract you from God; it will bring you closer to Him. Look for a guy who will pray for you and pray with you (James 5:16). A man does not deserve to fall to one knee with a ring if he doesn't fall to his knees in prayer. The man who loves Jesus will respect you. He will pursue and treasure you. He will gently walk beside you and lead you closer to God; he will not control you or pressure you.
Find a guy who shares your beliefs. Don't get into a relationship with someone of different belief and if you do, be careful. Having a relationship with someone who doesn't believe the same things as you can potentially lead you astray from God and His truth. That happened to Solomon; "For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the Lord his God, as was the heart of his father David" (1Kings 11:4).
Sometimes it may seem like you may not find the right guy, but God has a plan for your life and can see the whole "parade" (Jeremiah 29:11). Put your trust in God and you'll find the right guy at the right time (Proverbs 3:5-6); it takes a whole lot of patience, but it's worth the wait. Waiting establishes a stronger faith and trust in God, and a patience that you wouldn't normally have; after all, patience is a great virtue to have. "Love is patient and kind..." (1Corinthians 13:4a ESV). Look for a godly guy to marry, pray for him (even if you haven't met him yet), patiently wait for him, and trust God's timing.
By: Jennifer Odom
My name is Jennifer Odom and I've been a Christian since October 2011. I'm an 18-year-old sophomore at Freed-Hardeman University. I like reading, crocheting, and Bible journaling. My favorite verse is Philippians 1:21. I write for Tomorrow's Church, Today and am the editor for Beyond the Foam. I hope to speak at several ladies days, become a music teacher, get involved with mission work, and bring as many people as I can with me to heaven. Stepping in Light is affiliated with the church of Christ.