It's not a giving-up so much as it's perhaps moving it to a different place on our life list. As I/we work at attuning ourselves to God's Will, with that being our most important desire, all else will fall into place as He wishes it to be.
"Giving up" sounds regretful, with a tinge of keeping our eye on that goal. Centering on God's Will transforms us, and metamorphosizes our wants. Does the butterfly regret the caterpillar? He doesn't even remember it.
I believe in miracles not
Your comment is just beautiful. You are truly being transformed, I can tell it by your words. And I am privileged to be a witness to that.
Don't spend a lot of time searching...... just blossom where you're planted, and have fun! Be thankful for, and enjoy the blessings each day brings. Focus on the big picture, and take the focus off self. Spend time giving back to others..... volunteer. Spread your love, God's love, to others. And then, when you're least expecting it, God may just send you a curve ball and knock your socks off when He sends Mr. Right into your life!
That's what happened to me..... my focus was on my students, volunteering, and just plain old having fun. Mr. Right came into my life on CM, disguised as a friend, and I didn't even know it! Tom had been my friend for years before I even thought of him as a romantic interest. He and I were too busy having fun. And then I organized a CM event (CM RMA)....... Tom and I met face-to-face. We knew each other so well, that other attendees thought we were a couple. Talk of possible romance didn't even start though, until after the event. We spent time traveling back and forth between Missouri and Pennsylvania to see each other, and eventually we got engaged. Next month we are getting married.
So....... you never know what God has in store for your life. Enjoy where He has you now. He loves you, and He's in charge..... trust, and let Him guide you.
May the peace of God embrace you, Margo.
Congratulations to you both; I am so happy for you. I also feel privileged that you shared your story here. That strong friendship will serve you well over the years in your marriage. Since I started this thread, I'm more optimistic about what the future holds for me. I hope everyone else is, too. Sometime you just need to vent to trusted friends.