Prince Charming

June 18, 2021 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions, Family

By Carin LeRoy –

He caught my eye right away–the tall, lean guy with sun-bleached hair. It was love-at-first-sight for me. A mutual friend introduced us in the hallway during my first week of college.

Wow, I thought, I’d love to go out with him.

As a young girl, I had dreamy thoughts of who my Prince Charming might be and what he’d look like. Would he be tall or average height? Would he be blue or brown-eyed? What color would his hair be? Would he be handsome and funny? I had this weird idea that God would probably give me a husband, but that I’d probably not like him too much. Or that he’d be a great Christian, but he’d be ugly. God would give everyone else a great guy, but he’d give me the leftovers.

I remember the day the tall, lean guy with the sun-bleached hair sat by me in class. It was the end of my junior year in college, three years after I’d met him. (I guess it took him a while to notice me!) My heart must have skipped several beats.

“Hi,” he said calmly, “mind if I sit here?”

Are you kidding? I don’t think I absorbed too much of the lecture that day.

Yes, I married the tall, lean guy with the sun-bleached hair. He was everything I’d hoped for and far more. His devotion for God, his love and faithfulness to family, and his commitment to serve others made him my ideal choice. Marriage isn’t always perfect as you work through some of the bumps, but he’s definitely perfect for me.

What made me think that God would give me the ugly leftovers in a guy? Sometimes we have a distorted view of who God is. God loves to surprise us with the great plans He has for us–if only we’d just be patient and wait. Too many times we jump ahead of God’s plan, and then we live with that regret. So whatever place you find yourself today, remember that God does have a great plan for you, too. Be willing to wait on His timing.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You that You have great plans for me. Give me understanding and a proper view of who You are. Help me not to be impulsive and jump ahead of Your plan, but give me patience to wait for Your timing in my life.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 29: 11-14 NIV).

About Carin LeRoy

Today's devotional is by Carin LeRoy, wife to Dale and mother of three grown children and one almost-grown teenager. She has been a missionary with Pioneers since 1982. Her passions are family, missions, piano, and writing to challenge others to live faithful lives for God.
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7 Responses to “Prince Charming”
  1. Alan Mowbray says:

    I feel exactly the same way about my wife.
    Not only did God give me everything I had on my “list” of attributes – hey, I’m a guy – but He also started, from the day she and I met, revealing amazing little details. Details that were, and are, individually cool, but when brought together revealed a work of art that only the Master Artist could have conceived, designed, and completed – all with the understanding of to whom the masterpiece was to be presented.
    I feel so selfish and loved by God at the same time.
    It’s awesome!

  2. Carin LeRoy says:

    Hi Alan, Isn’t it awesome what God gives when we wait on Him? Two people that can be so different in many ways, but who compliment one another. God’s plans are best! Thanks for your comments!

  3. I hope young, single girls read or hear this message and those who who are already adults wondering if life has passed them by. First and foremost, it’s a matter of trusting God, and waiting for his answer.

  4. Audrey Davies says:

    Bob says, “Wow! You must’ve married some guy!!! Actually, I knew that before you met him!!!”

    Beautiful testimony, Carin! We loved reading this! Blessings to you both!

    Bob and Audrey

  5. Carin LeRoy says:

    Thanks Audrey! Yes, Bob is right about my guy, and you two went on some of those double dates together.

  6. Hally Franz says:

    This is a great piece, Carin. Wouldn’t it be great if all married people described their marriages in the same way! This is a great devo to share with others, as you mentioned earlier.

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