Happily Ever After

When I was in high school I believed I would get married at the age of 23.  Twenty-three was the age my oldest sister got married, and I believed that is when marriage would happen for me.  Then came my 25th birthday, my 30th birthday, my 35th birthday, and now my 37th birthday.  Twenty-three came and went!  I was so confused.  Why was I not married?  What about my “happily ever after?”  

It wasn’t until recently that I realized it was a belief created by none other than me.  I told myself that is when it would happen, and disappointment surely followed.  Can you relate?  Is there something that rings a similar bell in your heart?  I am grateful God did not leave me in my false belief but opened my eyes to His truth.  God is amazing and is so good.  

For the Lord is good; His loving kindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:5

God in His loving kindness opened my eyes to see that it was a Jourdan belief and not His true happily ever after.  He reminded me that His plans are higher than mine (Isaiah 55:9).  Whether my earthly dreams come true or not, they are not my eternity.  If you are single or in a place where there is that thing you so desperately desire, hear me now.  He knows.  He holds that thing.  He loves you.  He has a purpose in it for your good and His glory.  Trust Him, for He is faithful remembering our true happily ever after isn’t here yet.

What is Happily Ever After?

Whether single or married, happily ever after is coming for all of us!

That, my dear friends, is true happily ever after, when we as God’s people are in the place He created for us to live with Him FOREVER!  Eternally! Happily ever after is where we get to live with God in Heaven.  I recommend reading Revelation 21- 22 and Randy Alcorn’s book, Heaven, to learn more about what Heaven is going to be like.  We can know!  Also, watch or listen to Dr. Jeffress’s sermon series on Revelation, specifically July 19 and 26, 2020.

How Do We Get There?

Through Jesus!  If you don’t know Him today, I invite you to meet Him.  Contact First Baptist Dallas and ask to speak to a minister on staff.  They would be ecstatic to introduce you to Jesus.

Jourdan has been a member of FBD for 12 years and sings in the Celebration Choir. She works as a full-time physical therapist and has a heart for medical missions. She loves encouraging others in the Lord and smiling. 

One thought on “Happily Ever After

  1. Great lesson, Jourdan! I’m sure it will be a blessing to many other women who are dealing with various disappointments in their own lives. God indeed knows our hearts and our deepest needs.

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