Finding a Wife is Not Like Shoe Shopping!
Hello Brothers! This one is for you...
Yes, Proverbs 18:22 says, "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord."
However... Finding a wife is not like shoe shopping! You shouldn't be trying on women, one after another, like you're trying on shoes until you find a pair with the best fit!
It's truly counterproductive to run through all the single women in your church or at your job, trying to figure out which one is Mrs. Right! Not only is it hard on the women to see you jump from one to the other, like they're being tossed in the reject pile, you could very easily gain the reputation of a womanizer or that "desperate" guy. Trust me... Desperation is not a good look on women or men!
To avoid all that drama, it's best to seek God and ask Him to deliver your wife to you! This is one way the word "Find" is defined in the Hebrew. It also means to obtain, to acquire, to receive.
When you consider the love story of men in the Bible, that's the way it happened for Adam, Isaac and Boaz. Instead of searching for a wife, they were all presented with their wives, when their wives were delivered to them!
In Genesis 2, we see that Adam went to sleep and when God woke him up, Adam was thrilled "find" Eve standing there before him in all her glory! He immediately claimed her as flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone, the woman who would be his wife for life!
In Genesis 24, Abraham sent his servant Eleazar to find Isaac a wife. Not knowing who exactly to look for, Eleazar prayed and God directed Rebekah straight to him. Which means, Isaac didn't even get to see his bride until Eleazar delivered her to him.
In Ruth 3, Ruth initially showed up to glean in a field that belonged to Boaz, a distant relative of her mother-in-law, Naomi. Then later, at Naomi's directions, Ruth positioned herself at Boaz's feet so he didn't have to go anywhere to "find" her! Again, she was delivered to him.
With these stories in mind, it may be time to reconsider your "wife-finding" strategy and get acquainted with God's plan to bring love into your life. He knows you best and He's the best one to bring the woman you need to be your wife, best friend and life-long lover!
If you want God's best, then you have to do things God's way. And that includes letting God do the picking, the finding and the delivering when it comes to favoring your with a wife!