So, I'm sure you know by now that I am engaged to the love of my life and I give all glory to God because all things are possible with Him! Now, before I get into the details of how my fiancé proposed, I first want to share my testimony that I found to be an encouragement to many people on social media.
You see this picture (above) which is a beautiful moment of my life. However, what many don’t know is that one year ago, I was completely single. I’d just come out of a very short, self-ordained relationship so I was nursing the wounds of a break up. I remember literally crying out to God and surrendering to Him. I told Him that in the natural, me ever getting married looked almost impossible as at that time I had ZERO prospects. I remember saying “Lord, who in the world is left?! 😩” But I decided to walk by faith and not by sight. I decided to believe what the Bible says. I pursued Jesus with my whole heart because I knew I NEEDED Him. He healed & pruned my heart within days. Less than 3 months later, I met my (now) fiancé! A man who I shared brief exchanges with 5 years earlier & didn’t even realize it. The same man who I spent weeks platonically conversating with in 2016 without even knowing that I was talking to my future husband. So all along, through my occasional tears & frustration, GOD KNEW!! He saw the plans He had for me. He knew what He was about to do in my life. And God sees your whole story too...so trust Him. I promise, it’s worth it! #ItsWorthTheWait
Now for the details! You can clear here:
My fiancé and I have been in a long distance relationship since the beginning when we began our godly courtship. (We met on social media.) So since we'd been courting long distance, we took numerous trips visiting one another. In December, however, my fiancé and his family actually came to visit which was great! I saw it as a family vacation.
Now, I knew that Ja'van & I were courting with the intention of marriage and I knew we had already begun planning our wedding so I knew a proposal would come at some point, I just didn't know when or how. I decided to not get my hopes up just in case he wasn't planning anything. I'm the type of person that would rather have zero expectations to avoid disappointment. So I decided to simply enjoy being together. The Saturday he and his family arrived, we spent time together but I suspected nothing. The next day, Sunday, we went to church together. Everything appeared to be normal. He wasn't suspicious and he didn't really act funny. During the welcome portion of service, my dad/pastor asked him to come up and introduce his family which was a bit weird to me. Honestly, I was so caught up in why Ja'Van was introducing his family in the middle of service that I didn't put two and two together. lol As Ja'Van was talking, he shifted the subject to me and by that point, I felt like I entered a slight is-this-really-happening daze. But I couldn't be too sure because he was so calm and comfortable standing in front of everyone with the mic. Besides, Ja'Van and I speak very highly of each other all the time so I wasn't sure if this wasn't just a moment where he wanted to publicly declare his love and appreciation for me. But alas, he went on to tell me how much he loves me, how he wants to spend his life with me and wants me to be his wife. That's when it hit me what was really happening (but I was still in a bit of a daze). So there he was, down on one knee, the ring in his hand and of course, I SAID YES!
Don't Give Up
Its such a big deal to me because I can reflect on the many years of waiting and seeing others get engaged and married and starting families. There were so many days that I felt behind the eight ball and everyone else was moving on in life. There were so many days I prayed and cried out to God but I kept my faith. And let me tell you, it was worth the wait! So, be encouraged! If you're waiting, God hasn't forgotten about you! He has a plan for you. Don't get weary in well doing because you will reap if you don't faint. The Bible is 100% true. But you have to remember that sometimes the best things in life may take a while but you won't regret the wait! :)
Follower of Christ. Wife. Blogger. Speaker. Mentor. Youtuber. Helping women wait with class and prepare for God's best.
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