Last week was so great! We got to meet some hidden treasures. Milkah and Reumah. We were reminded about our identity in Christ. And we got a preview to today’s woman in the bible….  Rebekah! Rebekah and Isaac’s love story is one of my favorite. You’ll see me say that a lot, LOL. It’s just that when God writes a love story it’s beyond beautiful. Genesis 24 is one of those breath taking love stories that can only be orchestrated by the Father. Funny enough it starts with a father, Abraham, arranging his son’s wedding.
4 but (you) will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.”

Rebekah was sought out. A long journey was taken with the sole purpose of finding her.
In the same way, the man God has for your life will seek you out!
Personalize it and say it out loud.
The man God has for [MY] life will seek [ME] out!
Reread that!
Let it seep into your spirit. As a single woman of faith I know the struggle. The very real struggle. Every word of encouragement is a drop of water in the desert.

7 he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.

I am believing with you single sister, that when God sends him He will send an angel before him to prepare the way. You are God’s daughter! You are his craftsmanship! He wants you to be paired with only someone who will value you and protect you as the masterpiece you were created you to be are!

11 He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.

The importance of being in the right place at the right time. Keep your commitments. This strikes so close to home. Just this week I was tempted to break a weekly commitment to attend an art exhibit. Mind you I really wanted to go to this exhibit’s opening reception and potentially meet an artist I’ve recently started following. Of course, the way things usually go… the event fell on the same night as my weekly small group. It could have been really easy to miss just one week. I would’ve be missing it for a fun and wholesome reason. I had to consider whether it was really worth me breaking my commitment. Couldn’t I just go to the exhibit on another night? Or maybe go after? I ended up keeping my commitment and going to the art exhibit afterwards. Everything worked out perfectly! I got my weekly dose of the word and encouragement that we all need AND I was able to go to the exhibit and meet my new favorite artist. Had I skipped out on my group I probably would have felt a little guilty and I know I wouldn’t have had the chance of making friends with some of the new members. Let’s be responsible with our commitments and God will reward us for our obedience.

I think that many times we get in our own way as well as God’s way. How? By not being where He told us to be. When we don’t follow His leading. When we skip out on serving or attending church services or simply talking to the person He nudged us to talk to, we prevent Him from creating divine encounters. Divine encounters? Yup! That unexpected, totally God moment when you run into someone you were not expecting to run into. That, my dear sister, is a divine encounter. We can’t force them to happen even though I know sometimes we try. I know I think about it secretly all the time… example: I’ll dress up real cute thinking that just maybe the person I want to see will be there too.
Rebekah had no idea that Abraham’s servant was on his way to look for her. She was just going about her business. Doing the mundane tasks of fetching water from the well. But, let me not get ahead of myself.

12 Then he prayed,

God’s man for you will be a prayerful man! If he isn’t praying then guess what… HE ISN’T FOR YOU!!!
We don’t always want to accept it but it’s a safe guard…. don’t expose your spirit to be intertwined with a spirit that is not in communion with the LORD. I promise from personal experience it will only cause pain!
Sisters, let’s trust that God’s plan is bigger and better than what we can think up or imagine for ourselves. One way to show we are relying and trusting in the LORD is by staying away from men who are not up to His standards.
If you read the whole passage you’ll see that he didn’t just pray but he prayed a specific prayer. He asked God to make it obvious. I encourage you to do the same. Pray for specific signs and answers. Be open to receive God’s answers even if they aren’t what you may be hoping for.

15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder…

There she is! An answer to a prayer…. reminds me of Eve being an answer to Adam’s prayer.

17 The servant hurried to meet her and said…

I was once told that the right man will come to you with a plan.
If a guy is fluttering around your life but is indecisive and has no plan or interest in a plan RUN!!!! It’s so much easier said than done. But it is possible to run. I did! You can too!!!!

If you know what you want don’t hang around waiting for an “okay” guy to be all in. I had to make that decision recently. It was hard and it was painful. But it’s better to hurt for a little while and run away from the wrong guy than to attach yourself to the wrong guy and hurt for a lifetime.

Let’s learn from each other and take a preventative approach. Let’s prevent drama and pain by latching onto God’s promises in His word.

Memory Verse: Habakkuk 2:3
Habakkuk 2:3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

My Prayer for You:
Heavenly Father, I pray for every woman reading this post today. I ask you to cover them with a special protection. I pray that you may guide them to be where you want them to be at the exact time you need them to be there. I ask that you may put a sleeping beauty blessing over their passion that it may not be awakened before its time. I ask you Heavenly Father to please be with each and every single reader as they make important relationship decisions in their lives. Please help them RUN from sexual sin. Help them say NO to those who they know in the depths of their hearts are not healthy for them. Thank you for hearing our prayers and thank you for being with us while we navigate the journey you’ve designed for us. Grow our faith and trust in you that we may not lean on our own understanding. And please help us seek you with all of our hearts. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Please comment below and let me know if this post was inspiring, encouraging or helpful to you in any way! I would love to know how God is moving in your life through Superstarnat.com.

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