All of my adult single life in church I've heard the statement to single women, "The best way to be found (by a man for marriage) is to get lost in God." Those words never did set right with me even though for quite some time I couldn't put my finger on why. I understand the intention. Basically they are saying to get busy working for God. Do all your hands find to do and one day, lo and behold you'll get "found" by a man. (yeah, keep telling that to all the single women who've been lost and working in church for the past 20 to 30 years, and still not found) Although there is some truth to that, I believe that wording takes it out of context. I was still having a fit with that one word, "lost", and the next two words, "in God". Those three words back to back sound like nonsense to me. As I walked with God and my relationship with Him grew I understood why I didn't like or agree with that statement.
First, let's allow the dictionary to tell us what it means to be "lost".
1.no longer possessed or retained
2. no longer to be found
3.having gone astray or missed the way; bewildered as to place, direction,
4. not used to good purpose, as opportunities, time, or labor; wasted
5.being something that someone has failed to win
6. ending in or attended with defeat