Rule #8: God might be laughing at you.

24 May

Soul mate. Even the word has a religious connotation. Who created souls? Where do souls go when we die? If the answer to both of these is God, then theoretically, he would be the one who brings soul mates together. No one would argue that Adam and Eve were soul mates, the spawn of the entire human race was destined to come from these two. But contrary to popular belief, God did not just rip out a rib and make woman for an eternal blissful life together. Nope, he gave Adam a bunch of decoys until Adam found a suitable mate, or helper as the King James version so respectfully states, for himself. Check it out:

Genesis 2:18-22. The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam, no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the mans ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

God wants you to work a little before you find the person that you’re supposed to spend the rest of your life with. And yeah, maybe he’s up there laughing at all of our failed attempts at love, but maybe we’re all looking for the wrong things. Hey at least we’re not Adam. Chances are that the worst we’re dealing with is maybe a guy who doesn’t call when he says, and ex-con or a creeper. At least God wasn’t bring you an elephant and have you question if that was your soul mate.

A lot of this writing is me laughing at God’s joke that is my love life. I know that in the end, he is always looking out for me, he will always make sure that I’m just fine. Writing about all of my relationships gone awry is me coming to terms with the fact that I need to find God’s way. There will be a lot of funny situations along the way, but at least God’s not telling me that might soul mate might actually be a rhino.

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