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Is there such a thing as soul mates?



Question: "Is there such a thing as soul mates? Does God have one specific person for you to marry?"

Answer:
The Bible does not indicate that there is a specific spouse picked out for each person. It is impossible for us to fully understand the ways of God. We know that He knows us before we are even born. “I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world” (Jeremiah 1:5). He knows what choices we are going to make, and knows whether we will turn to Him or not (Romans 8:29-30). He knows the number of hairs on our heads (Matthew 10:30). If we give ourselves to God, and seek His guidance, He promises to direct us. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

People often make choices that are against the will of God – Christians and non-Christians alike. Therefore if God had planned for us to be with one person only, and we miss the chance, then our life's plan would be ruined. But the Bible says that even the most “foolish” plan of God's is far wiser than the wisest plan a human could devise (1 Corinthians 1:25), which means His plan cannot be put off track. When we decide to make the choice to follow God, I believe He will put in our path the right people and the right situations that will mold us into the people that He wants us to be. Even if a Christian marries a non-Christian, God has the power to work miracles and change that person's life. We, as humans, get ourselves into the messiest positions, but God in His infinite wisdom and grace can dig us out if we seek Him.

Although nowadays almost everyone marries, it is not in God's will for everyone to marry. Paul said, “I wish everyone could get along without marrying, just as I do. But we are not all the same. God gives some the gift of marriage, and to others he gives the gift of singleness” (1 Corinthians 7:7). Neither one of these choices is better than another. Obviously God would not intend for everyone to be single, otherwise that would mean He intended for the earth's population to cease. And He does not want everyone to be married because some people simply do better on their own. We all serve God in different ways. Either way, God wants to be the center of our lives. If we seek His direction He will lead us the way He wants us to go and bless our lives to do His work.

Recommended Resource: Becoming Soul Mates by Les Parrott.


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