If you’re reading this, I’m sure you have a few questions. What does that mean ‘my future is in a box’? Do you realize how weird that sounds? Yeah, yeah, I do. But it’s totally true… well kinda.
The box I’m talking about sits on top of my hope chest. So wait, it’s an actual, physical box? And you’re saying that your future is inside of it? Girl, what in the world are you talking about?
The ‘future’ is a tricky subject. We’re actually living in the future of yesterday, right now, this very moment… in case you didn’t know that. We all have dreams and plans for what we hope our future looks like, right?
Inside my box sits countless letters, cards, trinkets, etc. Tear-stained envelopes, dorky pictures, life-changing moments, heartbreaking goodbyes, you name it. I call this box my Boaz box aka future husband box. If you don’t know who Boaz is, read the book of Ruth.
Ya see, I may be a single pringle right now, but I know that God has an awesome man out there for me and one day very soon, I’ll meet him. In the meantime, I’m praying for him, writing to him, and loving him. That may sound crazy since I don’t even know his name, though I sometimes hope it’s Orlando Bloom or Benedict Cumberbatch.
I’m in no way saying that we should sit around and wait for a man to show up so we can start pursuing our future. I have plans and dreams that have nothing to do with this fella. Some of which I’m walking out right now, but the ones that do pertain to him are written in my box. I’m not saying that my Boaz box makes this season of singleness any easier, but it does help me keep my focus on the plan that God has for me. It can be really easy to get our eyes off of His plan and onto our own distractions, but keeping a consistent connection to my promise through my letters helps so, so much.
Being a single pringle can be frustrating and lonely at times. I know how hard it is to watch all of your friends get married and still be left waiting for your man to show up. Believe me, I know. It isn’t fun. I don’t care how confident you are in your singleness, we all have moments where we wish things were different.
Just remember, God has the perfect match for you and He also has impeccable timing. He’s writing your love story as we speak. Don’t give up. Use this time to get to know yourself, grow closer to God, and know that He is the only One who can truly complete you.
Write letters to your future husband, pray for him, allow God to mold you into the woman your fella will need you to be. Waiting isn’t fun, but God is using this time of waiting to prepare you for everything and everyone your future holds. Hang in there, single pringles. God’s got this!