We get asked that question many times and based on biblical evidence:
You are not doing God’s work for Him..
You are merely placing yourself in the position whereby you can meet people.
To quote a member – which we believe sums it up:
“I am not going to go out and find a husband, but I am going to put myself in a place where God can actually bring someone along my path”
You could sit at home and wait for God to send someone literally knocking on your door and He has been known to do that! However, we do have to do our part and once we have cast our net, then it is up to God to do the rest and He will..
He uses all circumstances and situations and places to bring His people together, you can meet someone in the park, at church, in the library, on the beach, in the street, at a restaurant, through friends, through Trinity Christian Introductions.
If you or we were doing God’s work for Him, then guaranteed this service would not be successful, then we would be involved in the wrong ministry!!
We have to get out there and do things in faith, taking a step of faith is what God expects us to do.
This is not a marriage bureau and no, you not joining a marriage bureau, whereby you are guaranteed to find a wife / husband but you will meet people and hopefully someone special which ultimately will lead to marriage (as many, many members have).
Like looking for a new job, we cannot sit at home waiting can we?!
Or if we want to lose weight or get fit, do we sit and home or do we do something about it?
Or want to learn to dance. How do we do that, by waiting on God or get out there and do it – and God will do more than you could ever hope for!!
And yes the Word does state – we need to wait on Him – and His timing is perfect.
As renowned Christian Teacher, Joyce Meyer has shared publically, “God will do His part, but we also have to do our part, we cannot sit around doing nothing”.
Or let us take it even a step further, a person needs some form of counselling, be it with a respected Counsellor or even a Psychologist. GOD is the Healer, and He restores and heals the broken hearted. So why go to man when He can do it? Of course we could work through it ourselves with just God and receive counselling and healing. BUT God uses man. God created man to use their intelligence and gifts thus to bless others – professionally too!!
Yes we trust God and He is control. However, He does expect us to get out there and it does not mean you desperate, it merely means you have a desire and that is the truth.