Living The Impossible Dream
I can still remember the day when I received revelation from the Lord that He was going to send me a husband from another country. I know it sounds unbelievable, but what makes it even more incredible was that I was in no fit state to be dating, let alone thinking about marriage!
The year was 2001, and it was one year after I gave my life to Christ. I had come to faith with a history of broken relationships that finally broke me. I was carrying a lot of baggage, was distrustful of men and afraid of relationships, so at the time, I would not have been exactly prime choice to advertise on an online dating service!
Humour aside, I believed God had spoken and over the next eighteen months He continued to heal my wounds. When my desire for a partner grew, I decided to join a dating site and within a few weeks was flying out to the USA to meet my man from a distant land. The dream had come true! However, I came back home, feeling humiliated that I repeated my old pattern of rushing in and getting burnt.
The Lord dusted me down and I continued my journey with Him. Eventually, I was sent to Canada to attend college and dated someone who I thought may be the one. I was also called to write a book about my past relationship experiences and start a business in coaching and counselling others in singleness, dating and healing from past romances. It seemed everything was coming together.
When that relationship didn’t work out, I convinced myself that I had misunderstood the promise and gave up on it. I even stopped dating because the religious sceptics told me “I should be waiting not dating” and due to the lack of men in the church, they said I had no chance of meeting anyone anyway! However, God taught me not to focus on the lack but on His provision and I started dating again but I kept my focus on finding someone from England.
When a serious relationship resulted in a break up, I asked God why and He replied with a question, asking me, “when did I tell you to give up on My promise?” My heart sank as I realised what I had done, so I asked for His forgiveness and picked up the promise again.
Another couple of years of silence went by and my faith was tested. Would this dream ever come true? Then one day I felt it was time to join a dating site but after getting no responses, I was about to give up. When I prayed for guidance, God told me to search the profiles one more time, and when I did, I made contact with a man from a distant land, and this time God was ready to answer His promise.
As I write this, I have been with John for two years and married for eight months. God did what He said He would do. He sent a man from a distant land. John gave up everything to immigrate to England from Canada and start a new life with me. The years of waiting, searching and dating was preparing me to receive God’s best.
With God the ‘impossible’ dream becomes reality, so the best dating tips I could ever give you is this: Don’t ever give up on God and don’t ever give up on your dating life.