Suddenly, planning a wedding is getting real. I’m more excited to get married than the wedding reception itself. I’ve never thought about “my dream wedding” and the details that make it up. I’m approaching this wedding planning like a design project, so that it becomes more exciting and it won’t be as overwhelming. Now that we’re actually meeting and speaking to venue coordinators and vendors, I can see what our wedding could be and down to the details! Now I also understand why some people get so obsessed with planning their (future) weddings and pin everything on their Pinterest boards.
My free time is spent doing things for our wedding: looking for vendors, weighing in options, reading wedding tips. We’ve looked and visited different venues for the past weeks and we just can’t find anything that fits our vision and our budget. We hit a slump, and I was exhausted. I didn’t want to think and talk about the wedding. I needed to do something else.
And that’s when I realized that I haven’t actually spent time with God—I haven’t given Him my full attention. I would get distracted about wedding details, every time I do my devotional. I put so much time and energy into planning our wedding for the past weeks that I forgot to rest, especially in God. I complained how I was always tired and too busy, when He calls us to be still (Psalm 46:10) and to not conform to this world (Romans 12:2). The world tells us to celebrate our love by throwing a wedding people will never forget, but often we forget to also celebrate God in our union and His love for us. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I take a step back and remember why we’re getting married in the first place.
Reading wedding blogs shouldn’t replace studying God’s Word. Meeting with vendors shouldn’t take away time from meeting with God. Planning a wedding shouldn’t stop me from saying yes to God.
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