How did He get us there? God led me through the story I write.
Over seven years He told me things along the way about the man he had chosen for me.
In the story, I referred to the man as “the Chosen”, and when I met him, “Prince Mentor”. The Lord has asked me to put the story online.
When I did meet “the chosen”, it wasn’t love at first sight. There was no romance. I presumed that because I had been told about his nationality, and the fact that our paths would cross in a circle, that he would know about me. Not so. He presumed the Lord had some other woman for him, and kept telling me about her. It was a mind game for me. I got really obstinate and decided not to reveal anything the Lord had told me about him.
To complicate matters, I had a friend named “Ishmael” who loved me and gave me words of affirmation. He spoke my love language! He was only a friend because he was from a different culture, and a moslem.
It was never going to happen and I’d told him to go back to his wife, but we remained friends. Ishmael bolstered my self esteem. I basked in the warmth of his approval, feeling wanted and desired. It was completely different with “Isaac”, the chosen guy. I felt unwanted because of his actions.
I ended up talking to them both until the Lord made me put a stop on Ishmael. The Lord said I needed to tell Isaac that he was the man God had chosen for me. I said no to God, repeating what Isaac had said – “he didn’t want any uncomfortable moments.” Nor did I.
In fact I said a bit more than ‘no’ to the Lord. Then the King in my story turned into a lion and basically made me tell him the story.
I was afraid he might trample my pearls into the mud. It had happened to me once before, when it hadn’t been about a match made by the Lord. That time I’d been trying to build some boundaries, without knowing how. The Lord assured me that this man was not a pig. He told me the parable about the merchant who sought after pearls, and found one of great price.
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:-45-46
So with white knuckles I obeyed the Lord and sent the story to the man.
What happened next? You’ll have to read my book.