Friday, February 7, 2014

God as a Matchmaker

Sometimes I feel like the world's biggest cynic but in all reality I'm a total optimist who worries constantly. I figure if I worry enough about something and it does turn out badly then I'm not disappointed. Such a wonderful outlook on life I know.

I worry about my future all the time. Will I get married? Will I have children? Will I get to travel? Will I one day get my absolute dream job? Will I be happy?

So many things scare me and I think about it too much! And I believe that sometimes a much higher power than me reminds me that all the worrying in the world isn't going help anything. I was reminded of this the other day in the most unlikely place.

I was in a waiting room bored so of course I was scrolling through my phone looking at all forms of social media, I came across a "pin" on Pinterest that said "What is the Name of your Soulmate" With everything that has gone on in that area of my life over the past six months or more and in the very present time, I just had to see what it said....

The pin took me to a link via Buzzfeed, a site that I frequent for it's hilarity but not for much more than senseless pop culture. I really like Buzzfeed by the way you should check it out.

Anyways I take "What is the Name of your Soulmate" quiz and the answer I got was Isaac. So of course I rack my brain of anyone I know named Isaac because you know this quiz is so accurate and all. So I was just like whatever nice quiz.

I got in my car and I was reminded of Bible story that I have always been very familiar with. The story of Isaac and Rebekah (my namesake, I was actually specifically named for the biblical Rebekah). If you care to read the story it is found in Genesis 24.

I felt that God used that silly quiz as a tool to say to me, "Rebekkah, I'm going to take of this, I brought Rebekah to Isaac and I am going to take care of you, stop worrying and start trusting in me. I have a plan for you, I always have."

You may not be a religious person and may completely disagree with me but in that moment I realized that there are things beyond my control and I need to quit worrying about how I can control it. I am realizing more and more about the power of prayer. I am also realizing how I fail daily in this. I'm working on it :)

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  1. ahhh love this! Girl I have these feelings of WHAT IFs all the time! God really can remind us not to worry because His timing is always perfect. I find myself saying that a lot, but I needs lots of reminders about it!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this. Having just been broken up with. This is exactly what I needed reminded of! Thank you!

  3. This is so true!! It is easy to forget that sometimes! Well for me at least