Finding your true happily ever after

“And they lived happily ever after.”

You and I have both heard the usual fairytale ending many times. However, what is our happily ever after? Believe it or not, it’s not in a castle with a fairy godmother and a prince. And that’s actually good news, because that happiness is only temporary.

When I was little, I heard many fairytales. I wanted to be a princess, doctor, ballerina or teacher. But, being a princess was never going to satisfy me. Only God can do that.

The difference between fairy godmothers and God

Did Cinderella’s fairy godmother fast for 40 days and resist the temptations of the devil? Did she die and save all of us from our sins? Could she? No, no and no.

Psalm 103:2-5 (NIV) says:

Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Our God is love. He is peacemaker. The Lord our God is better than all good things.

Why God is better than a prince

We have established the fact that we have more than a fairy godmother. Let’s talk about princes. Do we need a prince? No. We don’t need a prince and will not ever.

You aren't living a fairytale: Finding your true happily ever after

I would much rather have God over Prince Charming any day.

However, the Lord will not be angered if we do have a prince. That is love, and the Lord Himself is love.

Knowing who we are

As I was writing this, I thought about the song “Sit still, look pretty” by Daya. It tells about the fact that we are strong. While it isn’t Christian music, it does make a good point. It says, “I don’t know what you’ve been told, but this girl right here’s gonna rule the world.”

We are strong — each and every one of us! Not all endings will be happy, but each closed door will open a new one. We don’t need a fairy godmother or to wait for a prince, because we have God.

(However, if we happen to run into a handsome prince on the way, the good job, and have a nice wedding!)

God loves us regardless, and so I love you all regardless as well.

Have a great week, lovelies!

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