Shout Out to the Fifth Wheel

The year after I graduated was difficult. I contracted mononucleosis and then pneumonia. I practically slept the year away. When I felt well enough to go anywhere, I was always the fifth wheel.

I was sure that was not God’s plan. In Genesis 2:18, He said, “It’s not good that the man should be alone.” (Modern English Version) But sometimes God does plan for a fifth.

Exodus 26:9, “You shall join five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves….” Modern English Version

It was a trying year for David, too. He went through Basic Training between his junior and senior year. At the beginning of his senior year, he prayed a special prayer.

“Dear Lord, Please give me a football scholarship or send me a girl.”

God gave him both!

Unfortunately, the football scholarship was not enough to cover tuition at that private college. When football season ended, he met me. I moved to town right before school started.

We each spent that year getting closer to God. When we both had given up on our dreams and surrendered fully to God, He brought us together.

If you are single, it could be God’s design. God told Jeremiah he would not marry, see Jeremiah 16:1, 2. Paul never married, see 1 Corinthians 7:8.

If you desire to marry, get closer to God. Maybe you can’t find your mate because they are closer to God than you are.

Relationships are a triangle. The closer you get to God, the closer you become to each other.

That verse in Genesis confirms that God does not want us alone. He connected the fifth curtain to 4 others. During your time of singleness, look for 4 or more people with which to “hang out.”

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