Many women and men who find themselves alone mount a desperate search for another spouse. Most of us are happiest in a relationship, but be wary of any living body to fill that void. As I have thought this over, I came to realize re-creating what it took a lifetime to achieve is not obtainable. There simply is not enough time left. It takes years to grow a deep and meaningful relationship-years I do not have. So when the dream is dashed---and the realization of re-creating it is impossible--what do we do with dashed dreams? Where does our hope lie?
As I thought this over, it has occurred to me I should be thankful for that which is right in front of my face. My children, my grands, and my wonderful friends. Who is to say that dreams cannot be re-channeled? The love for a spouse cannot be replaced, BUT our love, time and energy can be directed toward others. Lately I find God placing those who are alone on my heart and mind a great deal. Though many of my friends are married, many are not, and those who are alone seem to feel the same void. We seem to be missing the boat by focusing on our past and not looking toward our future. The world is filled with need and opportunity for service. Why not re-direct our time and energy into impacting those God places in our path? Re-channel our energy and time toward the needs directly in our path and leave the past in the past.
Life on this earth is short--and a wasted day can not be re-lived. SO--I have my eyes open and my heart prepared to bloom where I am planted.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,