When I met Shawn (my hubby), I wasn’t actually looking for a relationship. I was on vacation, taking a break from the whole relationship thing. I flew into California on a Wednesday, met Shawn on a Thursday and the rest is history. :)
People always ask how I knew that he was “the one”. First of all, I don’t believe in “the one”. I believe that there’s good, better and then there’s God’s best for you, but that’s another blog post. Maybe next week…lol.
Seriously though, during that week of meeting and getting to know Shawn, I couldn’t shake the feeling that this was an actual divine encounter (the ones we pray about) and that my life was about to change drastically. I felt like my destiny met her partner in Shawn.
Here are five reasons I said “Yes”:
1. The pursuit
From the moment Shawn met me, he pursued me. There was no doubt in my mind and to those around me that he was interested.
I said yes because I felt cherished and valued.
2. My family
He honoured my family. I am very close to my family and the fact that he took the time to fly up to Canada and meet them made all the difference to me.
I said yes because he made the people closest to me comfortable with his pursuit of me.
There are people in my life who have full access to ask about and challenge my decisions. These people kept me grounded in the middle of the emotional hype that happens when you first meet somebody. They asked the tough questions about purity in the relationship, guarding my heart, asking about his intentions, etc.
I said yes because I could answer all of their questions with clarity and confidence.
4. Prayer & Fasting
I sought the Lord in a big way. Shawn and I took some time to pray and fast. I needed God’s thoughts on this relationship as well. I had some questions and He answered each and every one of them with scripture confirmation.
I said yes because the Lord answered the concerns of my heart.
I put love at the end because as important as it is, it’s not the primary reason I said yes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband like crazy, it’s just that when we got married, we had only known each other for a year and a half and it was a long distance relationship. I saw his love for Jesus and that, coupled with his love for me, was the real deal.
I said yes because for Shawn, love is a verb, not just words.