As a divorced woman and single mother I one day had a spiritual epiphany. Before I can become married to a man, I must first become married to God, my Lord and Savior. I had to learn to seek and please God in all ways. While I am awaiting my physical husband, God has become my spiritual husband.

I can’t sit here and say I haven’t made my fair share of mistakes trying to take my destiny into my own hands and choose a mate instead of waiting for God. As stated in Proverbs 26:11, “As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness”. I could no longer stand the vile taste of vomit and repeating the same foolish acts became exhausting.

I am using this time to develop my relationship with my Father. Do I long for late night movies on the couch, tender hugs and kisses and gut-busting laughter with someone? Why of course! I also long for the closeness with my Father that I am now enduring and I know that He will reward my faithfulness.

My 22 year old daughter once told me how she admired my strength to live for the Lord and also remain single until God sent my husband to me. Because of my faithfulness, she decided walk the same path. We are on this journey of celibacy together. It feels great to know that I can be a good example for her and that she has chosen to follow one of my wise choices instead of the many mistakes I have made.

Proverbs 31:10 states, “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.” Because of the time I have spent with my Father, I now know my worth and I am enjoying my singleness and my growing relationship with Him. My Father He’s the King. Do you know what that means? It means that I’m His Princess, destined only for the best! The best is yet to come!

Lakesa Wilburn (Blog Entry Contributor)