Finding My Wife on eHarmony

Finding My Wife on eHarmony

When my sister and her (now) husband got engaged they played a fun game and got on eHarmony to see if it would match them up. It did.

I thought that was cool, so while Emily and I were dating I did the same thing. We filled out the long survey. Emily immediately got matched up with dozens of people. It was really awkward when it matched her up with a friend of ours.

When I got to the final page of the survey a screen popped up that basically said:

We’re sure you are a great person, but we don’t think we can match your unique personality up with anyone.

Yes friends, I got rejected by eHarmony.

This morning I was having one of those faith lapses when I wondered if God really is guiding me.

I thought about Emily.

What an amazing thing God did putting us together. I didn’t know what I had when we first got married. She’s amazing. I am not smart enough to have matched myself with such a perfect fit. Apparently eHarmony isn’t either.

But God knew. And he knows.

I always find myself doubting God’s goodness. I’m a fool for doing it, I know. He has never not delivered on his promises. My job is to constantly remind myself of his faithfulness and goodness.

If you are going to live courageously I think you need to keep a few reminders of God’s goodness around that you can constantly point to when you get discouraged. Thankfully, I have an amazing wife who is a walking reminder of how amazing God is.

God didn’t bring you this far to ditch you. Remember his faithfulness in the past. Stay encouraged.  He’s still got your back.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Ephesians 3:20-21

P.S. For the record, even though they rejected me, I’m a huge fan of eHarmony. I know lots of great people who met on that site. 🙂