Dear Future Husband: I’m Not Waiting On You

Dear Future Husband,

I’m sure you are worth the wait, but I’m not waiting on you!

Of course, as a Christian woman, I will wait on you in terms of purity. Because the Bible says my body is a temple – not my own, bought with a price, therefore, I should honor God with it (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). And I will wait on your pursuit. Because he who finds a wife finds a good thing and receives favor from the Lord (Proverbs 18:22). But this letter is not about waiting in terms of purity or your pursuit.

It’s about that thing that we as single women do – where we wait to do the things God has called us to do until we meet you! We push off buying homes, starting ministries, going on mission trips. Because for some reason, we feel we can’t do these things until we have our husbands by our sides. And that’s just not true!

Dear future husband, I’m not other women and I’m not waiting on you!

If He calls me to buy a home, I’m buying it! And I will open up my home for Bible studies, for cooking meals, and for those who just need to sit and have someone to talk with. If He calls me to start a ministry, I’m starting it! And I will minister to whomever, however He calls me to. Maybe I will minister to other women, teen girls, or young children – maybe through sports, mentoring, or even through poetry. And if He calls me to go on mission, I’m going! Whether it be to some remote village in Africa, to a school in Guatemala, or who knows, to a city where I finally meet you.

But dear future husband, I’m not waiting on you! I’m not waiting on you to do the things God has called me to do.

And you should not wait on me. There is purpose to our singleness – and things that you could be doing for the Lord, even before you ever lay your eyes on me!

So, dear future husband, I’m going to do the things He calls me to. And you’re going to do the things He calls you to. Our work for the Lord will not begin the day we meet!

Rather, before two singles’ ministries become one, we will have already begun the work the Lord has set out before us.

Love,

Your Future Wife

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Comments

  1. “or who knows, to a city where I finally meet you.”

    In all seriousness, there are plenty of real-life stories where God calls a single Christian to a city and this is what happened. I admire your commitment to follow God ardently and passionately. I am praying for you.

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Yes, I believe the Lord can truly write our love stories and is definitely capable of bringing two people together in extraordinary ways.

      Thank you for your kind words and prayers!

  2. Natalie says:

    Yes girl yes! I love the heart behind this and definitely a truth I’m trying to live out. Seizing every season I’m in, especially my singleness.

    Also I love how it’s very easy to read and your voice just shines through! Im definitely going to continue coming back to read your blog! (:

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

      Continue making the most of your single season!

  3. Thanks for sharing! Even as a wife I can relate – God and his calling comes first. He does amazing things – and – we never know what’s coming next! ❤️
    He must become greater; I must become less. – John 3:30 – love this ❤️

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Yes, this is true for any season. Whether single or married, we should be doing what the Lord calls you to do!

      Thanks for reading!

  4. Thanks for sharing! Even as a wife I can relate – God and his calling comes first. He does amazing things – and – we never know what’s coming next! ❤️
    John 3:30 – love this ❤️

  5. Colleen says:

    I love this! Yes. God made marriage a central feature of many of our lives, but it is not the only way we glorify him. I’m so refreshed to hear that you’re not ‘waiting on him’. Great post!

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Yes, there are so many ways to glorify God in your Singleness! Thanks for reading! <3

  6. Kelvin Mchelule says:

    “Rather, before two singles’ ministries become one, we will have already begun the work the Lord has set out before us”.
    Wow! I love this 🙂 blessings

  7. This is amazing. I love it!

    Sincerely Miss J
    http://www.sincerelymissj.com
    (last day for my giveaway!)

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Miss the giveaway! 🙁

      But I started following you IG.

  8. Following God’s plan for our life is so important! Even if it doesn’t go with what everyone else is wanting for you or even what you want for yourself! It’s God’s plan! <3

    Virtuous Mama
    http://www.virtuousmama.org

  9. April says:

    Right on! At one point I realized I was holding back a lot of things “until I meet him”, then I realized how crazy that is. How much more beautiful it is to be busy about the Lord’s work, fulfilled in Him, and He chooses to surprise you with your mate?

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Absolutely! Amen!

  10. Denisha says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I definitely can relate. I am now pursuing what God has for me and when him and I meet we will share our journey with one another and enjoy a new journey together! Being single is not sad or sorry, it’s liberating! Makes you cling to Christ more, learn who you are in
    Him and just grow daily to be whom He created us to be!
    You rock, thanks again for this! Grace and peace! ☺

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      “Being single is not sad or sorry, it’s liberating! Makes you cling to Christ more…”

      Absolutely love that and I agree 100%. We have the time to really devote ourselves to what God desires of us.

  11. Lianna says:

    Really, really needed to read this. To be honest, this is something that ALL single ladies need to read. It’s a growing struggle as our society say we “need” have be engaged or married by the time you’re in your early 20’s. I struggle with this, and some days is just so difficult. But your post is the way to handle waiting & being single with intention, grace, and obedience to God.

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Thanks for reading. So glad you enjoyed!

      I admit singleness can be a struggle sometimes, but there’s so much beauty and freedom to our singleness that we oftentimes overlook!

  12. Kristen says:

    This is such a beautiful take on typical “dear future husband” letters! I frequently right to my future guy (and post about it sometimes), but I love your fresh take! Awesome post 🙂

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Thanks for reading! 😊
      I always liked the idea of writing to your future husband, but just wanted to put a different spin on it. We wait eagerly for husbands, but can sometimes overlook the what we could be doing for God during the wait!

  13. Yes girl! I love it, I remember when I was in that season, enjoy every minute of it, keep on writing and spreading God’s love!

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Thank you so much for the encouragement!Glad you enjoyed! ❤

  14. Lizzy says:

    Love it! I followed God’s calling for me to do missions work during my season of singleness and I met my husband at the Bible School he was attending, we are both now missionaries together. Singleness is too great a season to waste!

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      That’s awesome! Glad to hear that you followed God’s calling for your life. It’s always refreshing to hear a story of how God can lead two people together when they ate following Him!

  15. Alisha – AMEN ! Although I am married and was when I was 20 years old, I appreciate you speaking truth to young women and well women of all ages who are sitting on the sidelines just waiting for her man to come along. God doesn’t want anyone sitting on the sidelines waiting, when He has already given the GO signal. Blessings to you and I am so glad to have you linking up with the community at #TuneInThursday sorry, I has taken me longer than normal to pop on over and read your post. I hope to see you again this week.

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Amen! So true – God doesn’t want us waiting on the sidelines until we’re married to start doing things for Him. We have a lot of freedom as singles to do the many things He has called us to do.

      Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to connecting more on #TuneinThursday

  16. Crystal says:

    Love the message of this Alisha and the truth of all God can and does do through the life of a single woman seeking after Him! So glad to have you on #FreshMarketFriday linkup! Welcome!!

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Thanks for reading! Looking forward to more of the #FreshMarketFriday linkup!

  17. […] Each week, it’s my pleasure to select one writer from the link-up to showcase on my blog for the entire week. I’m excited to announce this week’s Featured Fresh Find is Alisha Blue over at Becomeless.net […]

  18. Julie says:

    This is great! I’m sharing it!
    #FreshMarketFriday

  19. ~ linda says:

    Alisha, this is so special for me to read. I am 69 and have been married twice. #2 is God’s man for me and I am God’s for him. But…I certainly would have liked to have been wise and able to hear God’s call for me back before I met husband #1. Many mistakes and lots of struggle, but God knew my heart and brought me near and saved this precious man for me. It took from 32 years of age til I was 45 before I met Ken. But I learned much and now am so blessed to be under Ken’s umbrella and he is under God’s with me next to him. I pray for you and am so grateful that you are my neighbor at Meghan’s today.

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Thank you so much for reading!

      And that is a lovely story – that’s awesome what God did in your life – bring you His love after heartache. And it’s awesome how He can show us our calling even later on in life after we’ve gone through so many things!

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  21. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

    It took me YEARS to swallow this truth! While I praise God for the “single struggle”, I praise Him for the freedom that comes with accepting His perfect will and the teaching ministry He’s called me to. #Liberated

    God blessed you to a phenomenal job on this post! With His help, continue to be a blessing His people!

    Love,

    Blen

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Glad to hear you have found freedom in your Singleness and am doing the things He’s called you to do!

      Thank you for your encouragement and reading this post! ❤

  22. Milton Goh says:

    I fully agree with this post! Be led by the Spirit, don’t delay on what He has called you to do! I’m sure there is a solid purpose to your singlehood. Praying for you Alisha! Thumbs up! 🙂

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      Thanks for reading as well as the encouragement! 😊

  23. Wanda says:

    Love this Alisha. Our lives do not begin only when/if we get married. God has purpose for us in every stage of life.

    1. Alisha Blue says:

      So true!
      Glad you enjoyed!❤

  24. Trish says:

    Amen.

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