Dave was raised on the mission field in Africa, and after he completed his seminary training he took a position in a local church, still searching for the right one who could go back to Africa with him.
He kept looking over the crowd every Sunday morning to see if a new face had appeared. Finally he asked my advice, “What do you think I should do?” What do you think God wants you to do with your life?” I inquired. “I think God wants me in Africa ,” he responded. “I said, “Then you had better get moving that direction.”
Sudan Interior Mission, the group that Dave was serving, needed him on a rather remote outstation a distance from Addis Ababa. “Great chance of finding a wife there!” people told Dave. Nonetheless, he went.
Meanwhile an Australian nurse felt called by God into medical missions. She was single but hope to meet someone who shared her vision of missionary medicine. Nobody even came close to being answer. Finally she joined the same mission Dave had joined. They told her about a medical in a pretty remote area outside Addis Adaba. Her family and friends told her, “If you go there, you’ll end up being an old maid for sure”
Putting the will of God above “finding the right man,” she packed and went to Africa. You guessed it. They met, fell in love and married.
Believe it or not, they both had lived in the same apartment complex in the same city, on the same street, but had to go 7,000 miles away to meet each other, fall in love, marry and have a family.
What’s the lesson of the story.. maybe some of you… just like me, you’re losing hope, or maybe you thought of maybe you missed the plan of God, or maybe you’re asking yourself does God have a plan for my life and a man for my plan?
I have heard so many stories, about finding or meeting God’s will. One thing I’ve learned from these stories, God will orchestrate everything, just like what happened with Isaac and Rebekah, Mary and Joseph.
Is there something written in the scripture that “God has a man for every plan” I haven’t seen any. But one thing I am sure of, that God will meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. A friend of mine always remind me of this, that God knows my need and He will provide for that. Do I need a husband? I don’t know. (lol)
Do you really need a partner in life, it is an issue between you and God. One thing I’m sure of, singleness is a gift.. if you have that gift, don’t be afraid, He will surely make you enjoy that. If God has prepared a partner for you, He will surely make a way for both of you to meet.
The key here is obedience. Remember the story of Shannon and Dave, they could have missed God’s best for their lives had they gotten ahead of God. Dave Morrow believes you can trust God for His provision when you are doing what He wants you to do.