Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers weren’t lying when they said “the waiting is the hardest part.”
Any girl who’s dreamed of being swooped up by Prince Charming since she was making veils out of paper towels and bouquets out of Tootsie Pops knows just how true that is.
Though God promises us that He will fulfill the desires of our hearts in His perfect timing, it’s easy for our carnal minds to lose sight of that when reality seems to tell a different story.
“But I haven’t had a boyfriend in six years?! God will never bring me a husband!! E.V.E.R.”
You know what I’m talking about. Our human logic fogged by past experience can get real funky like that.
Sometimes it takes a daily reminder for us to pray for the fruition of God’s plans to keep us grounded in His promises, not our own projections.
That’s why Tami Acree decided to purchase a very special tie as a sophomore in college. It may seem like an odd purchase for a teenage girl, but this tie had a very specific purpose.
She hung it in her room as a reminder to pray for her future husband every day. One day, she planned on giving it to the man that God brought her.
But there’s another twist to this wedding tale that has Tami’s story creating a viral sensation. She tells the story in a Facebook post that proves God’s providential hand is in the details as much as it is the big picture.
He cares even about the colors of a “prayer-soaked tie”:
That is a very specal tie. When I was a sophomore in college, I was challenged to purchase a tie and hang it in my room to remind me to pray for my future husband. For 7 years, it hung on my bed or my dresser mirror and more times than I can count it led me to pray God would encourage, grow, and spiritually develop my someday husband into the man of God I desired. I always meant to give it to my husband as a momento on our wedding day. The night before our wedding, I was with my girls and went to wrap it and we realized it was navy blue, grey, and pink. Our 3 wedding colors! (And it wasn’t on purpose, I was originally thinking mint or yellow as the accent color.) I had such a special moment with the Lord; He knew even before I bought that tie 7 years ago that Caleb was the man I was praying for and He orchestrated it in His perfect timing! I didn’t tell Caleb to wear it, I just gave it to him like I always meant to. And as I’m walking down the aisle towards him, one of the things I will always remember is seeing Caleb and seeing he is wearing my prayer-soaked tie.