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“Do you know what she did?”
“No, I don’t. Please tell.”
“She invited that cute guy home for a meal every Friday after work. Chicken in a basket was her specialty. A full Chicken was what she would prepare for him. Within 3 months he engaged her and now they are married.”
“Really! I guess she was smart. I should try that.”
Cathy listened as the conversation in the back of the bus carried on behind her. She was quite amused as she thought over what she had just heard. The lady in question had clearly put her best foot forward. Having no full details of what had happened and who was being discussed made her dismiss the story and refrain from comparing the situation to her own.
Initially when Ben had shown interest in her, she had tried to find a way to get things move along quickly. Not being familiar in how to subtly let Ben know that she was interested, Cathy made a long distance phone call to her brother in New York. She poured out her heart and asked him what she should do. Firmly and quietly her brother’s response was for her to pray. It was not for her to make the first move. If this man was meant for her let God lead him. Fear of being single should not push her to do anything to make him notice her. If she did end up in a relationship with him because she had led the way she would later regret it.
Thankfully Cathy smiled as she remembered that advice. Clearly Ben had not been the one that God had planned for her. He was now serving time in prison. Following her brother’s advice had saved her from heartache.
Proverbs 29:25 (ESV) The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
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