I have been thinking about weddings lately.
The dress, really.
And the preparation.
How God tells us to be like brides, without spot or wrinkle, and he isn’t talking about our skin.
We are to cultivate souls of rich character and integrity.
And I thought about us as women, as young brides.
Any age, I guess.
We have hope chests and wedding dress dreams.
But how much time to we spend on our souls?
I mean, when we walk down the aisle we want to present our future mates with the most beautiful self imaginable.
But what is in our soul?
How do we look inside?
What are we really presenting to that man at the altar?
I’m not married.
I was, but I was immature and brought many bad habits into the union.
Sure, I saw the writing on the wall, and I started attending counseling, but not before I hurt some people.
How blessed my family would have been had I truly prepared.
Had I truly focused on weeding bad roots out and planting good seeds in their place.
I do that now.
I have children to raise and I want to be the best example I can be.
One day, my single friends, a man or woman will want whatever ingredients you are made of to be in their every-single-days, and when that time comes, you will want to present them with a healthy soul, rich in integrity, genuine in word and deed, and cultivated with good healthy habits.
It isn’t about the dress, the tux, the ceremony or the dinner afterward.
It’s about the soul inside of you.