It is possible to be looking so hard for something that you actually look right past it, right through it, and don’t recognize when it is right in front of you. This happens sometimes in the world of dating and when seeking a partner. You may have criteria that your “ideal” partner is supposed to meet; when sometimes there is a person that has been a part of your life before, a “friend” that you feel is best to remain in that zone, or someone in your environment who you simply do not consider a potential mate. It is possible that the most unlikely person is the one that deserves a chance.
I’m not saying that this is always the case. But I’m sure you can recall times in your own life when you didn’t give much attention to someone at the time, then wondered later if you should have put more effort into exploring the relationship. At the moment, it was easy to overlook the possibility of a relationship – but looking back, you can more clearly see there were missed opportunities. Luckily, as we experience such things, we gain wisdom. We can be inspired to be aware of opportunities that are around us now that deserve more attention. This does not simply apply to dating and relationships, but several situations that we breeze by without giving more energy to it – never knowing what things could have become.
It is important to know your own core values, have clear boundaries, and know that you deserve the best – however, you don’t want to have a checklist of requirements so stringent that only a fantasy character from a comic book could meet them. God brings people into our lives that are somehow who we need and not always exactly what we think we want. By keeping your heart and mind open enough to explore the meaning of the connection, and allowing it to evolve without short-circuiting it with preconceived notions and unrealistic expectations, you may find that your most suitable match is closer than you think.