Saturday, July 16, 2011

Never The Bride

A friend of my husbands stopped by last night. I was in the front yard reading this book. He asked why I was reading this because I have been the bride. It's hard to explain my addiction to reading to people who don't read. (They just don't understand) I was so happy to read this book and love the twist at the end (don't worry, no spoilers here).

The main character longs for true love and marriage and she will do just about anything to find it. While some of her choices may seem a bit extreme, she has total faith in the love story God is trying to write with her and for her. Here is a bit of the conversation the character is having at the beginning of the story:

"I can write this story for you, if you're willing to give me the pen."

"Everything I've accomplished in my like, I've done myself. Me. Alone. Why should I trust you now?"

"You haven't asked me for help. Of course, you can keep doing things your way. If that's working for you."

Sound familiar? If you tend to be a control freak (like me and the character in this book), you've probably had a very similar conversation with God before. It's hard to relinquish control and trust that God is writing our story and does a much better job of it, if we just get out of the way! After reading this book, I have a great picture of this and hopefully will keep getting out of the way in the future!