I’ll surely miss you, you know? We’ve had awesome times together you and me. Scuba diving, going out with friends, playing computer games and sports. Never thought it’d be this day.
The thing is, I’m quite happy about it.
Growing up, I always saw myself as the knight in shining armor type. Someone who would be the go-getter of the damsel in distress. You could say I was a romantic – perhaps in a strange way since I’ve never had a girlfriend before I met my fiancee.
FREEDOM – that’s the word that’s held so deeply by individuals today. Mostly men. I know tons of guys who are over and above my age – but they don’t want to get married yet. There are various answers as to why but it all boils down to one thing.
Freedom to make mistakes. Freedom to do what they wanna do, when they wanna do it. Freedom to play around with women – countless of women. Freedom to spend their money however they want to do it.
Freedom is nice, you know? It’s not a bad thing. I like freedom.
The funny thing is, it doesn’t leave you when you get married.
Yeah – you can be married and you can be free. Free to do what you want in the boundaries of marriage.
Sure, you don’t get to play around with women anymore – but I’ve seen men entangled by the thrill of the chase without really loving the women they run after. That’s not freedom for me.
Sure you can spend your money in whatever way – but I’ve seen men chained by their spending habits and consumerism. They are not free.
So what’s freedom really?
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John :32
It has always intrigued me by how many times this verse has been mistaken. The freedom of the knowledge of truth is about knowing God’s Character and His Word and putting it into action.
Playing around with women? Here’s the truth:
“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:18
Driven by consumerism and money? Here you go:
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” – 1 Timothy 6:10
I’m getting married tomorrow. And you know what?
I’m a free man.
I used to tell myself that I’ll be spending most of my life with the girl I love. By God’s grace, that will hold true.
I’m 25 and, God-willing, I still have over half of my life ahead of me.
Tomorrow, I’ll be a happily married, free man.
This is my last blog entry as a single guy. I’m keeping it as honest and transparent as I could make it. Someday I’ll look back to this blog entry and smile.
I know it will always ring true.
For the people who have been reading my humble blog entries, thank you. Thank you for being such a wonderful reader.
My next entries are going to be from a whole new perspective – from the eyes of a married man.
May God richly bless you!