Talking with a pastor, the phrase, “Attractive Enigma” came up. What is an attractive enigma? An attractive enigma is a beautiful mystery or a beautiful person that cannot be explained or understood.
Seven years ago I met a sister who was an attractive enigma. She was a beautiful mystery to men. She had hopes and dreams that proclaimed a future of success. She was a virgin who believed that sex only for marriage was not just an option but was the only option. She loved the Lord and actively served Him. She would meet man after man because they were drawn to her. She was an unknown. No one “knew” her. No man could talk about her. They could not call her a “ho” because she was such a mystery. Men did not stick around long enough because the mystery was too hard to solve.
She then met a man who decided she was worth the wait. But this man also was an enigma. He was tired of praying for a good woman while at the same time sleeping around with women in the church. He was tired of test driving sisters, only to use them and put them back on the lot. He learned that it was time to buy the car and not test it out. He realized that too many sisters, who were once attractive enigmas, are now no longer mysteries because they settled for something less than what God had for them. Some brothers did not understand how this brother and sister knew each other for two years and never had sex. They wonder today how their first kiss was on their wedding day. Eph. 3:20-21 says, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” Being an attractive enigma is about submitting to the power of God and knowing He is able. It is settling for God’s best and not man’s leftovers. It is knowing that I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14)
I know this story because it belongs to me and my wife. I have been married to my attractive enigma for seven years. She is a beautiful mystery that I now know. I pray that more brothers and sister will hold up the banner, “Attractive Enigma”. Let us not settle for less than what God has for us.
ARE YOU AN ATTRACTIVE ENIGMA?
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