18 years old: I want to get married asap.
20 years old: Why is this not happening?
21 years old: This isn't happening.
24 years old: WHY ISN'T THIS HAPPENING?
25 years old: My dreams of marrying young are dying.
26 years old: My dreams of marrying young have died.
27 years old: I hope to get married before 30.
28 years old: I've been waiting a decade. Hm.
In thinking about that this weekend, I remembered that I have proved God's faithfulness. Not God's faithfulness to bring my dreams (and His design) to realization. But His faithfulness to walk with me and uphold me.
It's true. I had a relationship with the Lord when I was 18, and it was strong. But now my relationship with the Lord is more mature.
And in another 10 years, whether married or not, I hope that it will be increasingly more mature.
Just like they say the love of a couple married for 50 years is exponentially stronger than that of the first year.
And isn't that closer to what life is truly about anyway?